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“This obscure Family of ours was early in the Reformation”: On Family Memory

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/9780199384198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses Franklin’s family history, especially the family’s background in England. Franklin’s grandparents were trying to develop their family in England’s Midlands during the era of ... More


The Museum of Seeds

Courtney Fullilove

in The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226454863
eISBN:
9780226455051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the natural science collections of the museum in the US Patent Office building in mid-nineteenth century Washington, considering how seeds were variously construed as objects of ... More


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