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Now in its second edition, this authoritative edition of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography provides a window into eighteenth-century American society. Louis Masur's introduction allows students to see how the story of this famous figure illustrates a colonial world marked by bonded labor and geographic mobility, religious and political conflict, scientific invention and material consumption, domestic relations and foreign affairs.

Synopsis:

This second edition of Franklin's famous autobiography is accompanied by a portfolio of illustrations and an introduction that provides background for students and invites them to think about the work's lasting impact on American society and culture.

About the Author

Louis P. Masur, is associate professor of history at the City College of the City University of New York and is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Masur is the author of 1831: Year of Eclipse and Rites of Execution: Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865. He is also the editor of Reviews in American History.

Table of Contents

   Foreword

  Preface

  List of Illustrations

    

PART ONE

  Introduction: The Life of Benjamin Franklin

    

    The Road to Success

    A Political Life

    The History of the Autobiography

    

PART TWO

  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Franklin's First Outline for the Autobiography

    

PART THREE

  Related Documents

    1. Plan of Conduct, 1726

    2. Poor Richard Improved, 1758

    3. Letter to Lord Howe, July 20, 1776

    4. Speech in the Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations, September 17, 1787

    5. An Address to the Public, November 9, 1789

    6. Sidi Mehemet Ibrahim on the Slave Trade, March 23, 1790

    

APPENDICES

    

    A Franklin Chronology (1706-1790)

    Questions for Consideration

    Bibliography

    

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312404154
Author:
Masur, Louis P.
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Franklin, Benjamin
Author:
Masur
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Series Volume:
working paper 9689
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.47 x 0.295 in

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