A Sweet Instruction: Franklin's Journalism as a Literary Apprenticeship


This unique study of the phenomenon in American culture that is Benjamin Franklin examines Franklin's writings against the milieu of colonial American journalism, presents a detailed literary analysis of Franklin's writings, and opens up more than merely new understanding of Franklin's rhetorical art. At every point in Franklin's literary career, Sappenfield ably demonstrates, there is a sense of greater complexity in the man than has been generally assumed.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Carbondale, IL
Publication year:
  • 1973


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