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Author LinkFruchtman, Jack.
Title LinkAtlantic cousins : Benjamin Franklin and his visionary friends / Jack Fruchtman, Jr.
Edition 1st Thrunder’s Mouth Press trade pbk. ed.
Imprint New York : Thunder’s Mouth Press Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007, c2005.
Description 404 p. :  ports. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-386) and index.
Contents Contents: Three men and the horrors of slavery : Whitefield, Benezet, and Sharp -- Benjamin Rush, revolution, religion, and medicine -- Paine, revolutionary zeal, and engineering -- Price and Priestley, religious dissent and revolution -- Price, Priestley, and scientific Inquiry -- Marat and Mesmer, charlatans or misunderstood scientists? -- Condorcet, revolution, and la République Française -- Brissot, revolutionary politics, and democracy -- Learning in the new era -- Epilogue : a future of progress, liberty, and justice.
Summary "Benjamin Franklin and his fellow thinkers of the Enlightenment are among the most intriguing people in history. In nearly all areas - science, politics, social justice, philosophy, medicine - these men and women revolutionized the world around them. Even by our standards, their ideas seem inspired and inspiring." "Atlantic Cousins illuminates the work of these extraordinary visionaries, whose progressive ideas and ideals still ring true today. The author, a veteran writer of popular histories, uses anecdotes and short histories to engage the reader, and he roots it all in intense scholarship and research worthy of the subject matter."--p. [4] of cover.
Per.Sub. LinkFranklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Friends and associates.
Subject LinkEnlightenment -- United States.
LinkUnited States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.

System Number 000677080
ISBN Link1560259620 (pbk.)
Link9781560259626 (pbk.)

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