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The Resource Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin, ed. by Edmund S. Morgan

Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin, ed. by Edmund S. Morgan

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Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin
Title
Not your usual founding father
Title remainder
selected readings from Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
ed. by Edmund S. Morgan
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This engaging book reveals Benjamin Franklin's human side--his tastes and habits, his enthusiasms, and his devotion to democracy and the people of the United States. Three hundred years after his birth, we may remember Franklin's famous Autobiography, or his status as framer of the Declaration of Independence and the peace with Great Britain, or his experiments in electricity, or perhaps his sage advice on diligence and thrift. But historian Edmund S. Morgan invites us to meet the man himself, a sociable, good-natured, and extraordinary human being with boundless curiosity about the natural world and a vision of what America could be. Drawing on lifelong research in the vast Franklin archives, Morgan assembles both famous and lesser-known writings that offer insights into this founding father's thinking. The book is organized around four major themes, each with an introduction. The first section includes journal excerpts and letters revealing Franklin's personal tastes and habits. The second is devoted to Franklin's inexhaustible intellectual energy and his scientific discoveries. The third and fourth chronicle his devotion to serving the people who became the United States both before and after the Revolution and to advancing his democratic vision of their future. Franklin's humanity and genius have never seemed more real than in the pages of this appealing anthology."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1706-1790
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Benjamin
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E302
LC item number
.F823 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morgan, Edmund S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Statesmen
Label
Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin, ed. by Edmund S. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
67405713
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780300113945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006045706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300113945
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin, ed. by Edmund S. Morgan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
67405713
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780300113945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006045706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300113945
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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