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Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment

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Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment
Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment

Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment

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Printer, journalist, postmaster, scientist, inventor, diplomat, patriot, and tireless founder of civic institutions, Benjamin Franklin was the most versatile of the Founders—even more so than Jefferson. He was as famous as Washington in his day and his classic autobiography, with its celebration of the bourgeois virtues, is the only American autobiography of the 18th century that is still widely read today. Even the French loved him. But this master of self-presentation remains elusive; both his

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1. Pursuit of Happiness (June 27, 2007)

June 27, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

60 MIN2018 JAN 4
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1. Pursuit of Happiness (June 27, 2007)

2. Printer, Journalist, Citizen (July 11, 2007)

July 11, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

68 MIN2018 JAN 4
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2. Printer, Journalist, Citizen (July 11, 2007)

3. Scientist (July 18, 2007)

July 18, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

57 MIN2018 JAN 4
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3. Scientist (July 18, 2007)

4. Breaking with Britain (July 25, 2007)

July 25, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

63 MIN2018 JAN 4
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4. Breaking with Britain (July 25, 2007)

5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)

August 1, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

70 MIN2018 JAN 4
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5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)
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Latest Episodes

1. Pursuit of Happiness (June 27, 2007)

June 27, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

60 MIN2018 JAN 4
Comments
1. Pursuit of Happiness (June 27, 2007)

2. Printer, Journalist, Citizen (July 11, 2007)

July 11, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

68 MIN2018 JAN 4
Comments
2. Printer, Journalist, Citizen (July 11, 2007)

3. Scientist (July 18, 2007)

July 18, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

57 MIN2018 JAN 4
Comments
3. Scientist (July 18, 2007)

4. Breaking with Britain (July 25, 2007)

July 25, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

63 MIN2018 JAN 4
Comments
4. Breaking with Britain (July 25, 2007)

5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)

August 1, 2007 meeting of Professor Bruce Thompson's course on Benjamin Franklin that examines the complexity of Franklin's personality and the diversity of his achievements.

70 MIN2018 JAN 4
Comments
5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)
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