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Pennsylvania Politics and the Problems of Empire

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/9780199384198.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Along with the previous and next chapters, this chapter discusses Franklin’s goals for Pennsylvania in negotiations with the Pennsylvania Proprietors, Crown, and Parliament. He was seeking for ... More


Franklin’s Imperial Imaginings: “Coined Land” and Global Goals

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/9780199384198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses Franklin’s young adult and middle years, when he was involved with Pennsylvania politics and learning strategies for political negotiation. During these years Franklin ... More


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