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The life of Benjamin Franklin, J.A. Leo Lemay

Label
The life of Benjamin Franklin
Title
The life of Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
J.A. Leo Lemay
Title variation
Benjamin Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Described as "a harmonious human multitude," Ben Franklin's life and careers were so varied and successful that he remains, even today, the epitome of the self-made man. Born into a humble tradesman's family, this adaptable genius rose to become an architect of the world's first democracy, a leading light in Enlightenment science, and a major creator of what has come to be known as the American character. Journalist, musician, politician, scientist, humorist, inventor, civic leader, printer, writer, publisher, businessman, founding father, philosopher - a genius in all fields and a bit of a magician in some
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemay, J. A. Leo
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
L424 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
  • Franklin, Benjamin
Label
The life of Benjamin Franklin, J.A. Leo Lemay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Volume 1: Journalist 1706-1730 -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Part 1: Boston: Youth, 1706-1723: -- Prologue: Quandary -- Boston -- Child to adolescent -- Printer's devil -- Massachusetts controversies, 1716-1723 -- Nathaniel Gardner and the couranteers -- James Franklin: America's first newspaperman -- Silence dogood in context -- Saucy and provoking: Franklin takes charge -- Assessing Franklin as a youth, to age seventeen -- Part 2: Adrift: Age Seventeen To Twenty-four, 1723-1730 -- Runaway -- Water American: London escapades -- At sea, 1726 -- Merchant to master printer, 1726-1728 -- Junto -- Business, 1728-1730, and "Articles of Religion" -- Busy-body -- Paper currency -- Journalist -- Assessing Franklin, age seventeen to twenty-four -- Appendix: New attributions -- Sources and documentation -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments --
  • Volume 2: Printer And Publisher 1730-1747: -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Part 1: New Life, Age 24 to 30 (1730-1736): -- Personal and business life -- Art of virtue -- Freemason -- Library company of Philadelphia -- Man of letters -- Politics, religion, and the rivalry with Bradford, 1732 -- Poor Richard's prefaces, 1733-1747 -- Poor Richard's proverbs -- Franklin and politics, 1730-1736 -- Hemphill controversy -- Assessing Franklin as a young man, age 24 to 30 -- Part 2: Expanding Personal Interest, Age 30 Through 41 (1736-1747): -- Personal life -- Assembly clerk and Pennsylvania politics -- Firefighter -- Earning a living: printer, publisher, merchant, bookseller, and postmaster -- Concerned citizen -- George Whitefield and the great awakening -- Natural philosophy -- Satires and other writing, 1736-1747 -- Assessing Franklin, age 30 through 41 -- Appendices: -- New attributions -- Franklin's organizations: date and locations of meetings 1727-1747 -- Sample wages and prices in Colonial Philadelphia -- Sources, documentation, dates -- Abbreviated references -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments --
  • Volume 3: Soldier, Scientist, And Politician 1748-1757: -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Association, 1747-1748 -- Electricity -- Astronomy, weather, and the northwest passage: natural philosopher, 1748-1757 -- Clerk, councilman, and magistrate, 1748-1751 -- Academy and college of Philadelphia -- Colonial Union, dumping felons in America, and assemblyman 1751 -- Fundamental document of the American Revolution, 1751 -- Pennsylvania hospital -- Franklin's first full assembly, the money Bill, and Susanna Wright, 1751-1752 -- Insurance: the Philadelphia contributionship -- Paper currency, the coming of war, and a trip to New England, 1752-1753 -- Carlisle Treaty, Postmaster General, a trip to New England, and Assembly Sessions, 1753-1754 -- Pennsylvania Germans -- Assembly sessions, the snake cartoon, and the Albany Conference, 1754 -- Boston, America and the empire, and Katy Ray, 1754-1755 -- Libels on the assembly, Quincy's Mission, and General Braddock, 1755 -- Assembly crises, Crown Point, Parables, and glimpses of Deborah, 1755 -- French and Indians attack and Pennsylvania responds, 1755 -- General Franklin on the frontier, 1755-1756 -- Rival militias, Colonel Franklin, Virginia, New York, and frontier fighting, 1756 -- Easton Treaty and Assembly Sessions, 1756-1757 -- Franklin in New York and at sea, 1757 -- Assessing Franklin, age 42 through 51 -- Appendices: -- New attributions -- Franklin's residences and real estate to 1757 -- Electrical terminology -- Influence of Benjamin Franklin's "observations concerning the increase of mankind" (1751) on Ezra Stiles, Richard Price, and Adam Smith; on Thomas Malthus; and on Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin -- Franklin's plan of union and the Albany Plan -- Franklin's saying: "essential liberty-temporary safety" -- Post office expansion, 1753-1757 -- Franklin's wealth, 1756 -- Americanization of Benjamin Franklin -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm57002693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v. <1-3 >
Isbn
9780812238549
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004063130
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57002693
Label
The life of Benjamin Franklin, J.A. Leo Lemay
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Volume 1: Journalist 1706-1730 -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Part 1: Boston: Youth, 1706-1723: -- Prologue: Quandary -- Boston -- Child to adolescent -- Printer's devil -- Massachusetts controversies, 1716-1723 -- Nathaniel Gardner and the couranteers -- James Franklin: America's first newspaperman -- Silence dogood in context -- Saucy and provoking: Franklin takes charge -- Assessing Franklin as a youth, to age seventeen -- Part 2: Adrift: Age Seventeen To Twenty-four, 1723-1730 -- Runaway -- Water American: London escapades -- At sea, 1726 -- Merchant to master printer, 1726-1728 -- Junto -- Business, 1728-1730, and "Articles of Religion" -- Busy-body -- Paper currency -- Journalist -- Assessing Franklin, age seventeen to twenty-four -- Appendix: New attributions -- Sources and documentation -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments --
  • Volume 2: Printer And Publisher 1730-1747: -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Part 1: New Life, Age 24 to 30 (1730-1736): -- Personal and business life -- Art of virtue -- Freemason -- Library company of Philadelphia -- Man of letters -- Politics, religion, and the rivalry with Bradford, 1732 -- Poor Richard's prefaces, 1733-1747 -- Poor Richard's proverbs -- Franklin and politics, 1730-1736 -- Hemphill controversy -- Assessing Franklin as a young man, age 24 to 30 -- Part 2: Expanding Personal Interest, Age 30 Through 41 (1736-1747): -- Personal life -- Assembly clerk and Pennsylvania politics -- Firefighter -- Earning a living: printer, publisher, merchant, bookseller, and postmaster -- Concerned citizen -- George Whitefield and the great awakening -- Natural philosophy -- Satires and other writing, 1736-1747 -- Assessing Franklin, age 30 through 41 -- Appendices: -- New attributions -- Franklin's organizations: date and locations of meetings 1727-1747 -- Sample wages and prices in Colonial Philadelphia -- Sources, documentation, dates -- Abbreviated references -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments --
  • Volume 3: Soldier, Scientist, And Politician 1748-1757: -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Association, 1747-1748 -- Electricity -- Astronomy, weather, and the northwest passage: natural philosopher, 1748-1757 -- Clerk, councilman, and magistrate, 1748-1751 -- Academy and college of Philadelphia -- Colonial Union, dumping felons in America, and assemblyman 1751 -- Fundamental document of the American Revolution, 1751 -- Pennsylvania hospital -- Franklin's first full assembly, the money Bill, and Susanna Wright, 1751-1752 -- Insurance: the Philadelphia contributionship -- Paper currency, the coming of war, and a trip to New England, 1752-1753 -- Carlisle Treaty, Postmaster General, a trip to New England, and Assembly Sessions, 1753-1754 -- Pennsylvania Germans -- Assembly sessions, the snake cartoon, and the Albany Conference, 1754 -- Boston, America and the empire, and Katy Ray, 1754-1755 -- Libels on the assembly, Quincy's Mission, and General Braddock, 1755 -- Assembly crises, Crown Point, Parables, and glimpses of Deborah, 1755 -- French and Indians attack and Pennsylvania responds, 1755 -- General Franklin on the frontier, 1755-1756 -- Rival militias, Colonel Franklin, Virginia, New York, and frontier fighting, 1756 -- Easton Treaty and Assembly Sessions, 1756-1757 -- Franklin in New York and at sea, 1757 -- Assessing Franklin, age 42 through 51 -- Appendices: -- New attributions -- Franklin's residences and real estate to 1757 -- Electrical terminology -- Influence of Benjamin Franklin's "observations concerning the increase of mankind" (1751) on Ezra Stiles, Richard Price, and Adam Smith; on Thomas Malthus; and on Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin -- Franklin's plan of union and the Albany Plan -- Franklin's saying: "essential liberty-temporary safety" -- Post office expansion, 1753-1757 -- Franklin's wealth, 1756 -- Americanization of Benjamin Franklin -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm57002693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v. <1-3 >
Isbn
9780812238549
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004063130
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57002693

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