Benjamin Franklin's Letters to the Press, 1758-1775

Edited by Verner Winslow Crane
Paperback price: $60
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Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: OIEAHC
Cloth/Hardcover Publication Date: 12/1950
Reprint Date: 12/2012
Pages: 368
Paperback ISBN: 9780807839522
Paperback Publication Date: 12/2012
Ebook ISBN: 9780807839515


This collection of Franklin’s political writings contains more than double the number previously recognized as his. Much of this writing was performed during the intensive press campaigns for repeal by parliament of obnoxious measures, such as the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts. His letters reveal the adjustment he was making in his private ideas of British empire and American rights.

Originally published in 1950.

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