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Houston, Alan Craig, 1957-
Benjamin Franklin and the politics of improvement / Alan Houston
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E302.6.F8 H77 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Political and social views
Subject(s) Political science
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description xi, 321 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-306) and index
Summary This fascinating book explores Benjamin Franklin's social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered "the first American," his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in eighteenth-century Atlantic debates over the modern commercial republic, Franklin combined abstract analyses with practical proposals. Houston treats Franklin as shrewd, creative and engaged- a lively thinker who joined both learned controversies and political conflicts at home and abroad. -- From book cover
Series Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history

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