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The Resource Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan, (electronic resource)

Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan, (electronic resource)

Label
Benjamin Franklin
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
Edmund S. Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best selling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist-and the most prominent celebrity of the eighteenth century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for science, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Edmund Sears
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
Label
Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
An exciting world -- "A dangerous man" -- An empire of Englishmen -- Proprietary pretensions -- The importance of opinion -- Endgame -- Becoming American -- Representing a nation of states -- A difficult peace -- Going home
Control code
ocn290580078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130225
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290580078
Label
Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
An exciting world -- "A dangerous man" -- An empire of Englishmen -- Proprietary pretensions -- The importance of opinion -- Endgame -- Becoming American -- Representing a nation of states -- A difficult peace -- Going home
Control code
ocn290580078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130225
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290580078

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