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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Related Documents

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780312404154

ISBN10:
0312404158
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/2/2003
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's
List Price: $21.30

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Summary

This second edition of Franklin's famous autobiography is accompanied by a portfolio of illustrations and an introduction that provides background for students and invites them to think about the work's lasting impact on American society and culture.

Author Biography

Louis P. Masur, is associate professor of history at the City College of the City University of New York and is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Masur is the author of 1831: Year of Eclipse and Rites of Execution: Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865. He is also the editor of Reviews in American History.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Preface vii
List of Illustrations
xiii
PART ONE Introduction: The Life of Benjamin Franklin
1(26)
The Road to Success
2(5)
A Political Life
7(7)
The History of the Autobiography
14(13)
PART TWO The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
27(146)
Franklin's First Outline for the Autobiography
169(4)
PART THREE Related Documents
173(28)
Plan of Conduct, 1726
173(1)
Poor Richard Improved, 1758
174(10)
Letter to Lord Howe, July 20, 1776
184(3)
Speech in the Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations, September 17, 1787
187(2)
An Address to the Public, November 9, 1789
189(2)
Sidi Mehemet Ibrahim on the Slave Trade, March 23, 1790
191(10)
APPENDIXES
A Franklin Chronology (1706--1790)
194(3)
Questions for Consideration
197(1)
Selected Bibliography
198(3)
Index 201


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