Index
Adams, Charles Francis, on Franklin, 64, 67
Adams, John, xiv, 122, 144, 195, 204
Franklin and, 61, 151-52, 154
refuses to heed Vergennes' advice, 65
Adams, Samuel, 154
Addison, Joseph, 70
The Spectator, 32-37, 52
Albany Plan, 103-4, 110
American Philosophical Society, xiii, 163
American Revolution, xiii-xiv
peace treaty in, xiv, 156, 159
Protestant influence on, 2
See also Franklin, Benjamin-- as minister to France
Angoff, Charles, on Franklin, 60- 61
Aristotle, 195, 197
Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion, 165-66
Athenian citizen, oath of, 99
Autobiography, viii, xiii, xiv, 95, 107, 140, 164
Josiah Franklin in, 45-46
self-improvement plans in, 58- 60
Bankruptcy, Defoe on, 27
Becker, Carl, 182
on Franklin, 148
Bible
Franklin's imitation of, 172-74
Franklin's rejection of literal belief in, 43
Franklin's revisions of, 181
Puritan use of, 5
Bifocal lenses, 84
Boorstin, Daniel, 4
Boston, Mass., 79
Franklin's boyhood in, 146
influence on Franklin of, 47- 51, 130-31
Josiah Franklin in, 5
Boston Grammar School, 13
Boston Tea Party, xiii
Franklin's advice on, 118, 127
Bourgeois values, Franklin as expression of, 63-64
Braddock's expedition, xii, 93
Bradford, Andrew, 55
Bradford, William, 88
Brillon, Mme, Franklin and, 145- 46, 148
Britain
colonial regard for English writers, 52-53
corruption in, 122, 128, 133
Franklin in
first Journey, 55, 62, 78
1757-62 residence, xii, 108, 111-17
1764-75 residence, xiii, 117- 28, 135, 137, 138
Franklin's hope for peace with, 158, 159
journey to as "going home," 113
Puritan view of, 1-2, 23-24
warlike nature of, 157
See also American Revolution
British Empire
Franklin as loyal subject of, 113-14
Franklin's changing attitude to, 119-34
Franklin's vision of, 102-3, 106, 114-17
Granville's constitutional theory of, 121-12, 116
Bunyan, John
Pilgrim's Progress, 9-12
other works of, 12
Burke, Edmund, 206

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  • The GREAT AMERICAN THINKERS Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chronology xi
  • Chapter I Boyhood Training 1
  • Chapter II Early Readinq 9
  • Chapter III Skepticism and Orthodoxy 32
  • Chapter IV Business, Personal, and Civic Virtue 55
  • Chapter V Science 78
  • Chapter VI Politics 88
  • Chapter VII Vision of Empire: From Loyalty to Revolution 111
  • Chapter VIII The Art of Congeniality 135
  • Chapter IX International Relations 149
  • Chapter X Religion 163
  • Chapter XI The Public Philosophy of a Saqe 185
  • Selected Bibliography 213
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