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Introduction

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Franklin’s intellectual roots lie in the early modern liberalism he derived from his readings as a youth in his family’s home and his brother James’s print shop in Boston. As this book shows, ... More


“I had such a Thirst for Knowledge”: Franklin’s Boston Youth

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines Franklin’s reading and writing during his youth and discusses several of the tracts Franklin worked on in his brother’s print shop. Franklin came to admire early modern ... More


Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

A literary biography of Franklin’s writings on the British Empire and its relationship to the British North America, this book assesses Franklin’s intellectual life by examining his writings on ... More


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