Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America

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Contents
Prefacevii
Introduction: The Challenge of Franklin's Printing Network1
1The Art of Virtue and the Virtue of the Art7
2From Apprentice to Journeyman to Master Printer22
3The Moral Foundations of Franklin's Journalism36
4Communicating Instruction in Philadelphia48
5Spreading Virtue to South Carolina64
6Network Expansion from New York to the Caribbean78
7The Political Imperative of the Pennsylvania German Partnerships98
8Franklin Plants a Printer in His Native New England115
9Renegade Second-Generation Printers123
10The Franklin Network and the Stamp Act138
11Rebellion and Network Loyalties155
12The Moral Reform of a Scurrilous Press168
Conclusion: God, Humanity, and Franklin's Legacy192
Abbreviations209
Notes211
Bibliography265
Index291

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