The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Third Edition   ©2016

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

with Related Documents

Louis P. Masur (City College of the City University of NY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04899-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04899-0; Format: Paper Text, 224 pages

The third edition of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, with Related Documents continues to encourage students to think about the work's lasting impact on American society and culture. Louis P. Masur’s introduction is designed to make Franklin accessible and inviting to students. An expanded Related Documents section provides a sample of Franklin’s voluminous writings. Two new documents reveal Franklin at his curious, inventive best, offering readers a glimpse of Franklin outside of the Autobiography. A new visual source pairing invites students to interpret Franklin’s changing image over time, through the works of two different artists. A chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliographic essay, and an index enrich students’ understanding of Franklin, eighteenth-century America, and the rags-to-riches ideal that has played, and continues to play, such a significant role in American history.