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by David Waldstreicher

eBook Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution ePub
Author: David Waldstreicher
Language: English
ISBN: 0809083140
ISBN13: 978-0809083145
Publisher: Hill and Wang; 1St Edition edition (August 18, 2004)
Pages: 336
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 187
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ePub file: 1999 kb
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The author uses Benjamin Franklin to do so, with extraordinary detail and poignancy.

The author uses Benjamin Franklin to do so, with extraordinary detail and poignancy. If you would like to keep that farily tale version of colonial America your first grade teacher gave you, don't read this book. Waldstreicher actually come out with a book that people can read! His other works have been dreadfully written (esp. his work in Journal of the Early republic), the worst prose in the business.

Benjamin Franklin has become a stock character of American history. The truth is not that simple, as David Waldstreicher demonstrates in his graceful new book, Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution. His likeness graces our currency and his bemused gaze from behind bifocals is familiar to most Americans. Franklin was a complex man who cannot be easily understood, mainly because Franklin himself carefully sculpted a public persona much divorced from the private man.

Finding slavery at the center of Franklin's life, Waldstreicher proves it was likewise central to the Revolution, America's founding, and the very notion of freedom we associate with both.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Finding slavery at the center of Franklin's life, Waldstreicher proves it was likewise central to the Revolution, America's founding, and the very notion of freedom we associate with both. Franklin was the sole Founding Father who was once owned by someone else and was among the few to derive his fortune from slavery.

Runaway America book. Finding slavery at the center of Franklin's life, Waldstreicher proves it was likewise central to the Revolution, America's founding, and the very notion of freedom we associate with both

Runaway America book.

Scientist, revolutionary, abolitionist: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. ButRunaway Americadoes much more than revise our image of a beloved Founding Father.

But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father

But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father.

But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father.

Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father.

Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution. PART ONE Origins: Slavery, Religion, and Family.

About David Waldstreicher. David Waldstreicher is professor of history at Temple University and the author of Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution (New York, 2004). Waldstreicher, David. Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the Founders: On the dangers of reading backwards. 04, no. 4 (July 2004).

Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, the talented young historian David Waldstreicher shows we must add runaway, slave master, and empire builder. But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father. Finding slavery at the center of Franklin's life, Waldstreicher proves it was likewise central to the Revolution, America's founding, and the very notion of freedom we associate with both.Franklin was the sole Founding Father who was once owned by someone else and was among the few to derive his fortune from slavery. As an indentured servant, Franklin fled his master before his term was complete; as a struggling printer, he built a financial empire selling newspapers that not only advertised the goods of a slave economy (not to mention slaves) but also ran the notices that led to the recapture of runaway servants. Perhaps Waldstreicher's greatest achievement is in showing that this was not an ironic outcome but a calculated one. America's freedom, no less than Franklin's, demanded that others forgo liberty.Through the life of Franklin, Runaway America provides an original explanation to the paradox of American slavery and freedom.
Androrim
This book takes many of the preconceptions we have about the framers of early American society, and turns them on their head. The author uses Benjamin Franklin to do so, with extraordinary detail and poignancy. If you would like to keep that farily tale version of colonial America your first grade teacher gave you, don't read this book. If, however, you'd like ot learn about the Americcan colonies, and its leadership, at an adult level of analysis, check this thing out.
Goltikree
Interesting read
Ese
It should merit 3 stars alone just to have Prof. Waldstreicher actually come out with a book that people can read! His other works have been dreadfully written (esp. his work in Journal of the Early republic), the worst prose in the business. However, not only is this book very nicely written, for which he deserves commendation, but its also interesting. What Waldstreicher does is demostrate how labor inthe 1st half of the 18th century in America was quite often "unfree": either due to slavery, indentured servitude or an apprenticeship. Waldstreicher's contribution here si to show how BF's life was marked by all three. He was an apprentice himself, kept Indentured servants and owned a slave or two. It is a great way to explore this issue of labor and freedom in the colonies, and to do so by using the life of a Founding Father.

Given the subject and the prose, I have no reservations at all about rating this book 5 stars.
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