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A companion to Benjamin Franklin, edited by David Waldstreicher, (electronic resource)

Label
A companion to Benjamin Franklin
Title
A companion to Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Waldstreicher
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Benjamin Franklin was the oldest and most distinctive of America's founding fathers and he represents a political tradition that has been all but forgotten today - one that prizes pragmatism over moralism, religious tolerance over fundamentalist rigidity, and social mobility over privilege. Written by contributors from across a range of academic disciplines, A Companion to Benjamin Franklin brings together traditional and cutting-edge scholarship to explore the different ideas and approaches to a figure of singular importance in American political, cultural, intellectual, and literary history. Biographical chapters provide an introduction to the four main phases of Franklin's life and the ways in which they have been interpreted, while others examine his diverse range of interests and the related concerns of biographers and scholars who have produced important work about the man and his times. The final section places Franklin in the context of recent work that has situated him within political theory and international relations, literary and cultural studies, and popular culture"--
Member of
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Waldstreicher, David
  • Blackwell Reference Online (Online service)
  • Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Series statement
Blackwell companions to American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A companion to Benjamin Franklin, edited by David Waldstreicher, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Front Matter -- Introduction / David Waldstreicher -- Biography. Franklin's Boston Years, 170661723 / Nian-sheng Huang -- The Philadelphia Years, 172361757 / George W Boudreau -- The Making of a Patriot, 175761775 / Sheila L Skemp -- Franklin Furioso, 177561790 / Jonathan R Dull -- Franklin and Eighteenth-Century America. Benjamin Franklin and Colonial Society / Konstantin Dierks -- Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania Politics / Alan Tully -- Benjamin Franklin and Religion / John Fea -- Benjamin Franklin and the Coming of the American Revolution / Benjamin L Carp -- Benjamin Franklin and Native Americans / Timothy J Shannon -- The Complexion of My Country: Benjamin Franklin and the Problem of Racial Diversity / Nicholas Guyatt -- Benjamin Franklin, Capitalism, and Slavery / David Waldstreicher -- Benjamin Franklin and Women / Susan E Klepp -- Franklin the Writer and Thinker. 3The Manners and Situation of a Rising People4: Reading Franklin's / Ormond Seavey -- Poor Richard's Almanac / William Pencak -- Benjamin Franklin and Journalism / David Paul Nord -- Benjamin Franklin, the Science of Flow, and the Legacy of the Enlightenment / Laura Rigal -- Benjamin Franklin, Associations, and Civil Society / Albrecht Koschnik -- Empire and Nation / Eliga H Gould -- Franklin's Pictorial Representations of British America / Lester C Olson -- Franklin and the Categories of Inquiry. American Literature and American Studies / Edward Cahill -- Benjamin Franklin's Material Cultures / Megan E Walsh -- Benjamin Franklin and Political Theory / Jerry Weinberger -- Benjamin Franklin and International Relations / Leonard J Sadosky -- Benjamin Franklin in Memory and Popular Culture / Andrew M Schocket -- Bibliography -- Index
  • Frankln's Boston years, 1706-1723 / Nian-Sheng Huang -- The Philadelphia years, 1723-1757 / George W. Boudreau --The making of a patriot, 1757-1775 / Sheila L. Skemp -- Franklin Furioso, 1775-1790 / Jonathan R. Dull -- Benjamin Franklin and colonial society / Konstantin Dierks -- Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania politics / Alan Tully -- Benjamin Franklin and religion / John Fea -- Benjamin Franklin and the coming of the American Revolution / Benjamin L. Carp -- Benjamin Franklin and Native Americans / Timothy J. Shannon -- The complexion of my country: Benjamin Franklin and the problem of racial diversity / Nicholas Guyatt -- Benjamin Franklin, capitalsim, and slavery / David Waldstreicher -- Benjamin Franklin and women / Susan E. Klepp -- "The manners and situation of a rising people": reading Franklin's autobiography / Ormond Seavey -- Poor Richard's almanac / William Pencak -- Benjamin Franklin and journalism / David Paul Nord -- Benjamin Franklin, the science of flow, and the legacy of the enlightenment / Laura Rigal -- Benjamin Franklin, associations, and civil society / Albrecht Koschnik -- Empire and nation / Eliga H. Gould -- Franklin's pictoral representations of British America / Lester C. Olson -- American literature and American studies / Edward Cahill -- Benjamin Franklin's material cultures / Megan E. Walsh -- Benjamin Franklin and political theory / Jerry Weinberger -- Benjamin Franklin and international relations / Leonard J. Sadosky -- Benjamin Franklin in memory and popular culture / Andrew M. Schocket
Control code
ocn779617158
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 541 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781444342154
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Note
Wiley
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779617158
Label
A companion to Benjamin Franklin, edited by David Waldstreicher, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Front Matter -- Introduction / David Waldstreicher -- Biography. Franklin's Boston Years, 170661723 / Nian-sheng Huang -- The Philadelphia Years, 172361757 / George W Boudreau -- The Making of a Patriot, 175761775 / Sheila L Skemp -- Franklin Furioso, 177561790 / Jonathan R Dull -- Franklin and Eighteenth-Century America. Benjamin Franklin and Colonial Society / Konstantin Dierks -- Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania Politics / Alan Tully -- Benjamin Franklin and Religion / John Fea -- Benjamin Franklin and the Coming of the American Revolution / Benjamin L Carp -- Benjamin Franklin and Native Americans / Timothy J Shannon -- The Complexion of My Country: Benjamin Franklin and the Problem of Racial Diversity / Nicholas Guyatt -- Benjamin Franklin, Capitalism, and Slavery / David Waldstreicher -- Benjamin Franklin and Women / Susan E Klepp -- Franklin the Writer and Thinker. 3The Manners and Situation of a Rising People4: Reading Franklin's / Ormond Seavey -- Poor Richard's Almanac / William Pencak -- Benjamin Franklin and Journalism / David Paul Nord -- Benjamin Franklin, the Science of Flow, and the Legacy of the Enlightenment / Laura Rigal -- Benjamin Franklin, Associations, and Civil Society / Albrecht Koschnik -- Empire and Nation / Eliga H Gould -- Franklin's Pictorial Representations of British America / Lester C Olson -- Franklin and the Categories of Inquiry. American Literature and American Studies / Edward Cahill -- Benjamin Franklin's Material Cultures / Megan E Walsh -- Benjamin Franklin and Political Theory / Jerry Weinberger -- Benjamin Franklin and International Relations / Leonard J Sadosky -- Benjamin Franklin in Memory and Popular Culture / Andrew M Schocket -- Bibliography -- Index
  • Frankln's Boston years, 1706-1723 / Nian-Sheng Huang -- The Philadelphia years, 1723-1757 / George W. Boudreau --The making of a patriot, 1757-1775 / Sheila L. Skemp -- Franklin Furioso, 1775-1790 / Jonathan R. Dull -- Benjamin Franklin and colonial society / Konstantin Dierks -- Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania politics / Alan Tully -- Benjamin Franklin and religion / John Fea -- Benjamin Franklin and the coming of the American Revolution / Benjamin L. Carp -- Benjamin Franklin and Native Americans / Timothy J. Shannon -- The complexion of my country: Benjamin Franklin and the problem of racial diversity / Nicholas Guyatt -- Benjamin Franklin, capitalsim, and slavery / David Waldstreicher -- Benjamin Franklin and women / Susan E. Klepp -- "The manners and situation of a rising people": reading Franklin's autobiography / Ormond Seavey -- Poor Richard's almanac / William Pencak -- Benjamin Franklin and journalism / David Paul Nord -- Benjamin Franklin, the science of flow, and the legacy of the enlightenment / Laura Rigal -- Benjamin Franklin, associations, and civil society / Albrecht Koschnik -- Empire and nation / Eliga H. Gould -- Franklin's pictoral representations of British America / Lester C. Olson -- American literature and American studies / Edward Cahill -- Benjamin Franklin's material cultures / Megan E. Walsh -- Benjamin Franklin and political theory / Jerry Weinberger -- Benjamin Franklin and international relations / Leonard J. Sadosky -- Benjamin Franklin in memory and popular culture / Andrew M. Schocket
Control code
ocn779617158
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 541 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781444342154
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Note
Wiley
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779617158

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