Benjamin and William Franklin Father and Son, Patriot and Loyalist

ISBN-10: 0312086172
ISBN-13: 9780312086176
Edition: 1994
Authors: Sheila L. Skemp
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Benjamin and William Franklin explores the issues that divided patriots and loyalists at the time of the American Revolution by examining the lives of Benjamin Franklin - the most internationally renowned American revolutionary - and his son William, the last royal governor of New Jersey, who remained loyal to the British crown. An engaging narrative of 150 pages looks at the personal background and political experiences of the two Franklins against the backdrop of events in colonial North America leading up to and during the Revolution. A selection of 8 primary documents - including writings by Benjamin and William Franklin - will enrich students' understanding of the events and issues of this period. Benjamin and William Franklin also contains questions to consider when reading the documents, a chronology of the two men's lives, a bibliography, and an index.

Foreword
Preface
Benjamin and William Franklin
Introduction: Divided Loyalties
Self-Made Men
Forging a Partnership
Government Men
Men in the Middle
The Making of a Patriot
The Making of a Loyalist
Toward Independence
"When in the Course of Human Events"
Epilogue
The Documents
Letter to Benjamin Franklin, September 7, 1765
Letter to William Franklin, September 9, 1765
From "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies," 1767, 1768
Letter to Lord Hillsborough, November 23, 1768
"Causes of the American Discontents before 1768," January 1768
Speech to the New Jersey Assembly, January 13, 1775
Letter to Lord Dartmouth, May 6, 1775
Letter to William Franklin, August 16, 1784
Appendices
A Franklin Chronology (1706-1814)
Selected Bibliography
Index

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