Seasoned to the Country: Slavery in the life of Benjamin Franklin

Slavery in the life of Benjamin Franklin

by Marilyn Wise


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Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/10/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 175
ISBN : 9781479764501
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 175
ISBN : 9781479764518
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 175
ISBN : 9781479764525

About the Book

"Seasoned to the Country" brings together the details of slavery in the life of one of the most famous founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.Franklinstarted life as a poor boy, receiving only two years of education before starting to work at age ten. When he opened his print shop, he hired an indentured servant, and advertised slaves for sale and runaway servants and slaves for capture. After he became married, he adopted the local practice of relying on slave labor in his home. By the end of his life,Franklincontributed funds to establish the first all-black church inPennsylvania, and established a loan program for young businessmen, which was not limited to whites. The story of Franklin's struggle with slavery illuminates the national character, and provides a good comparison with Southern political leaders in the colonial period. The book includes a section on slave exploitation and genocidal mentality, a selected annotated bibliography of slavery in the North and slave narratives, and a list of black appearances, uprisings, laws and codes from 1513 to 1865.


About the Author

Marilyn Wise lives in Los Angeles and works as lawyer in Culver City, California. She graduated from the University of California at Irvine, worked as an intern for the Copyright Royalty Tribunal and the Copyright Office, and received her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Wise enjoys hiking in California and Hawaii, and quilting. This is her first book.