Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America (Google eBook)

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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"Explores Benjamin Franklin's network of partnerships and business relationships with printers. His network altered practices in both European and American colonial printing trades by providing capital and political influence to set up working partnerships with James Parker, Francis Childs, Benjamin Mecom, Benjamin Franklin Bache, David Hall, Anthony Armbruster, and others"--Provided by publisher.
  

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Contents

The Challenge of Franklins Printing Network
1
The Art of Virtue and the Virtue of the Art
7
From Apprentice to Journeyman to Master Printer
22
The Moral Foundations of Franklins Journalism
36
Communicating Instruction in Philadelphia
48
Spreading Virtue to South Carolina
64
Network Expansion from New York to the Caribbean
78
The Political Imperative of the Pennsylvania German Partnerships
98
The Franklin Network and the Stamp Act
138
Rebellion and Network Loyalties
155
The Moral Reform of a Scurrilous Press
168
God Humanity and Franklins Legacy
192
Abbreviations
209
Notes
211
Bibliography
265
Index
291

Franklin Plants a Printer in His Native New England
115
Renegade SecondGeneration Printers
123

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