A Companion to Benjamin Franklin

A Companion to Benjamin Franklin

Editor(s): David Waldstreicher

Published Online: 13 FEB 2012 09:31AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405199964

Online ISBN: 9781444342154

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342154

About this Book

This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin - the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders.

  • Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines
  • Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field
  • Pays special attention to the American Revolution, the Enlightenment, journalism, colonial American society, and themes of race, class, and gender
  • Places Franklin in the context of recent work in political theory, American Studies, American literature, material culture studies, popular culture, and international relations

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Biography

  2. Part II: Franklin and Eighteenth-Century America

  3. Part III: Franklin the Writer and Thinker

  4. Part IV: Franklin and the Categories of Inquiry

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