Benjamin Franklin: statesman-philosopher or materialist?
A collection of readings offering contrasting interpretations of the significance of Benjamin Franklin's life, work, and writings and their influence on the American character.
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FRANKLIN AND THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL MIND
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