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The Resource Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution, David Waldstreicher

Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution, David Waldstreicher

Label
Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution
Title
Runaway America
Title remainder
Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
David Waldstreicher
Title variation
Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scientist, revolutionary, abolitionist: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, 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. 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 themselves) 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldstreicher, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
W25 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
  • Liberty
  • Statesmen
  • Printers
  • Indentured servants
  • Slaveholders
Label
Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution, David Waldstreicher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • long arm of Benjamin Franklin
  • Runaways and self-made men
  • Fathers, brothers, and masters
  • Friends, saviors, and slaves
  • People and capital
  • Children and colonies
  • Printers, agents, and blackened men
  • America the enslaved
  • America the free
Control code
54022435
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780809083145
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54022435
Label
Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution, David Waldstreicher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • long arm of Benjamin Franklin
  • Runaways and self-made men
  • Fathers, brothers, and masters
  • Friends, saviors, and slaves
  • People and capital
  • Children and colonies
  • Printers, agents, and blackened men
  • America the enslaved
  • America the free
Control code
54022435
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780809083145
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54022435

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