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.
|Published:||New York : Hill and Wang, ©2004.|
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- 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
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