Search Results: the-autobiography-of-benjamin-franklin-including-poor-richard-s-almanac-and-familiar-letters

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Including Poor Richard's Almanac, and Familiar Letters

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616405511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4394

Printer, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, scientist, librarian, diplomat, inventor, philosopher, self-aggrandizer, and social wag, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating characters in all of American history-a quality that was not lost on the man himself, as his autobiography makes plain. Avoiding the strife of the American Revolution entirely, Franklin focuses his incisive wit on the culture and society of colonial Philadelphia, weaving a mostly true mythology of humble origins and hard work that created the concepts of "The American Dream" and "the self-made man." This edition includes letters written by Franklin as well as "Poor Richard's Almanac," a popular pamphlet that was continuously reprinted from 1732-1758. Franklin's Autobiography, originally published in French in 1791, and translated into English and published in London in 1793, is considered the great autobiography of life in colonial America.American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother, published the famous "Poor Richard's Almanac," helped found the University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. Franklin's likeness adorns, among other things, the United States hundred-dollar bill.

Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath

The Twinned Cosmos of Indigenous America

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190456477

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8898

Before invasion, Turtle Island-or North America-was home to vibrant cultures that shared long-standing philosophical precepts. The most important and wide-spread of these was the view of reality as a collaborative binary known as the Twinned Cosmos of Blood and Breath. This binary system was built on the belief that neither half of the cosmos can exist without its twin. Both halves are, therefore, necessary and good. Western anthropologists typically shorthand the Twinned Cosmos as "Sky and Earth" but this erroneously saddles it with Christian baggage and, worse, imposes a hierarchy that puts sky quite literally above earth. None of this Western ideology legitimately applies to traditional Indigenous American thought, which is about equal cooperation and the continual recreation of reality. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath examines traditional historical concepts of spirituality among North American Indians both at and, to the extent it can be determined, before contact. In doing so, Barbara Alice Mann rescues the authentically indigenous ideas from Western, and especially missionary, interpretations. In addition to early European source material, she uses Indian oral traditions, traced as much as possible to their earliest versions and sources, and Indian records, including pictographs, petroglyphs, bark books, and wampum. Moreover, Mann respects each Indigenous culture as a discrete unit, rather than generalizing them as is often done in Western anthropology. To this end, she collates material in accordance with actual historical, linguistic, and traditional linkages among the groups at hand, with traditions clearly identified by group and, where recorded, by speaker. In this way she provides specialists and non-specialists alike a window into the purportedly lost, and often caricatured, world of Indigenous American thought.

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1876-1949: Non-Dewey decimal classified titles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7414

Benjamin Franklins Leben, Von Ihm Selbst Beschrieben

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847235446

Category:

Page: 208

View: 4872

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

American Literature

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780078251412

Category: American literature

Page: 1207

View: 7251

Literary history of the United States

Author: Thomas Herbert Johnson,Richard M. Ludwig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1058

View: 1327

Literary history of the United States

Author: Robert Ernest Spiller,Willard Thorp,Thomas Herbert Johnson,Henry Seidel Canby,Richard M. Ludwig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 366

View: 9822

Monthly Bulletin of the Providence Public Library

Author: Providence Public Library (R.I.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classified catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 1238

The American Monthly Review of Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 16

View: 4719

Norton's Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 7553

The Globe encyclopaedia of universal information, ed. by J.M. Ross

Author: Globe encyclopaedia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1993

Benjamin Franklin

Author: John T. Lynch

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 618

"The intention of this collection is to bring together representative essays from a variety of critical perspectives, partly to give some sense of Franklin's achievement but also to draw attention to some of the inconsistencies, contradictions, and even failings that made him who he was."-About this volume.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2268

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Guide to American literature from its beginnings through Walt Whitman

Author: James T. Callow,Robert James Reilly

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 5835

Books in Series, 1876-1949: Authors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835215398

Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page: 2562

View: 7815

Publishers' Weekly

American Book-trade Journal ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2907

Benjamin Franklins Jugendjahre

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849690334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 6667

Während eines Aufenthalts auf dem Landsitz seines Freundes Jonathan Shipley im Jahr 1771 begann Franklin mit der Abfassung seiner Autobiographie. Er sollte diese Arbeit über einen Zeitraum von nahezu neunzehn Jahren in insgesamt vier Abschnitten fortführen; bei seinem Tod war das Werk allerdings unvollendet. Diese Ausgabe folgt in Rechtschreibung und Grammatik der Originalausgabe aus dem 18. Jahrhundert.

The Journal of English and Germanic Philology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

View: 8695

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself

Now First Edited from Original Manuscripts and from His Printed Correspondence and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Printers

Page: N.A

View: 8188

The Life

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4119

Find eBook