The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin
Edited by Carla Mulford
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Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin by Carla Mulford
Book DescriptionComprehensive and accessible, this Companion addresses several well-known themes in the study of Franklin and his writings, while also showing Franklin in conversation with his British and European counterparts in science, philosophy, and social theory. Specially commissioned chapters, written by scholars well-known in their respective fields, examine Franklin's writings and his life with a new sophistication, placing Franklin in his cultural milieu while revealing the complexities of his intellectual, literary, social, and political views. Individual chapters take up several traditional topics, such as Franklin and the American dream, Franklin and capitalism, and Franklin's views of American national character. Other chapters delve into Franklin's library and his philosophical views on morality, religion, science, and the Enlightenment and explore his continuing influence in American culture. This Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of American literature, history and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521871341
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A study of Franklin's writings on the British Empire and its relationship to the British North America, Mulford assesses the founding father's thoughts on economics, society, politics, and the environment.
Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin, Paperback (January 2009)
A valuable overview for students and scholars of American literature, history and culture.
Early American Writings, Paperback (January 2002)
A comprehensive anthology of writings around 1500-1800 by explorers, colonists, and native Americans for use in courses on colonial or early American literature.
Power of Sympathy, Paperback (February 1997)» View all books by Carla Mulford
Written in epistolary form and drawn from actual events, these two novels are a vivid reflection of the American goal to establish a secure republic built on the virtue of its citizens.
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Author Biography - Carla Mulford
Carla Mulford is Associate Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.
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