William Franklin

William Franklin : Son of a Patriot, Servant of a King

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This is an unusual and fascinating biography of William Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's illegitimate son, who, with the onset of Independence, became a visible spokesman for the Loyalist cause. This biography sheds light on imperial issues and personalities in the Revolution period and explores with great understanding the complicated relationships between William Franklin and his father.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 164.6 x 243.1 x 34.3mm | 865.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 halftone plates
  • 0195057457
  • 9780195057454

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A well-researched, nicely written, and a long-needed biography of Benjamin Franklin's son William....This book should be in every collegiate library and will prove worthwhile to all readers interested in the Tory position throughout the Revolutionary period. * Choice *show more

About Sheila L. Skemp

Sheila L. Skemp is Associate Professor of History at the University of Mississippi.show more

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