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The The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 17 January 1, 1770 Through December 31, 1770 Volume 17 - The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Hardback)
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The The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 17 January 1, 1770 Through December 31, 1770 Volume 17 - The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Hardback)

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Hardback 402 Pages / Published: 01/07/1977
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The year 1770 was momentous on both sides of the Atlantic. In England, Lord North began his long and calamitous ministry by repealing all the Townsend duties except that on tea. This partial repeal eroded the basis of the nonimportation agreements and they quickly collapsed. Franklin lost his campaign in America to keep them in force, just as he lost his campaign in England to secure total repeal. Perhaps these defeats forced Franklin to re-examine his position. In any case he became less an irenic pragmatist and more a radical. In Massachusetts, where political debate was at its hottest, he publicized for the first time his belief that Parliament did not have sovereignty over the empire. A few months later he was elected agent of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and thereafter he was de facto spokesman for four of the thirteen colonies. For that very reason he was open to attack. In Boston he was suspect as a royal official and the father of a colonial governor. In England he was vilified as an unfaithful servant of the crown, and his position in the post Office was endangered. But he continued on his course, unrepentant, and in the privacy of his study he resumed his habit of writing lengthy marginalia on the pamphlets he was reading. These comments are the nearest we can come to listening to the man in conversation.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300015966
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 993 g
Dimensions: 219 x 146 x 39 mm

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