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Author Waldstreicher, David.

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

Imprint New York : Hill and Wang, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  973.3 F854Bwal 2004    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 -- The long arm of Benjamin Franklin.
Summary 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.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789.
Liberty -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Printers -- United States -- Biography.
Indentured servants -- United States -- Biography.
Slaveholders -- United States -- Biography.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. (OCoLC)fst00034115
Indentured servants. (OCoLC)fst00968872
Liberty -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00997261
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Printers. (OCoLC)fst01076585
Slaveholders. (OCoLC)fst01120418
Slavery -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01120480
Statesmen. (OCoLC)fst01131990
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0809083140 (hc : alk. paper)
9780809083145 (hc : alk. paper)
0809083159 (pbk.)
9780809083152 (pbk.)

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