Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution /

Capturing the paradox of Benjamin Franklin on the issue of slavery, the author chronicles Franklin's time as an indentured servant as well as his later work as a publisher, where he profited from advertising notices about runaway slaves.

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Main Author: Waldstreicher, David.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Hill and Wang, ©2004.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface: Inheritances, or Slavery and the Founders
  • Part 1. Origins: Slavery, Religion, and Family
  • 1.. Runaways and Self-Made Men
  • 2.. Fathers, Brothers, and Masters
  • 3.. Friends, Saviors, and Slaves
  • Part 2. Enterprises: Slavery, Capitalism, and Empire
  • 4.. People and Capital
  • 5.. Children and Colonies
  • 6.. Printers, Agents, and Blackened Men
  • Part 3. Politics: Slavery, Identity, and Revolution
  • 7.. America the Enslaved
  • 8.. America the Free
  • 9.. The Long Arm of Benjamin Franklin
  • Epilogue: Debts, or the Claims of Venture Smith
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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