Edmund Morgan, Author, "Benjamin Franklin"
Edmund Morgan talked about his biography Benjamin Franklin, published by Yale University Press. Mr. Morgan explored the various contradictions in Franklin's personality and the role he played in the creation of America as a republic. The author showed how Franklin was a man who ranked his civic responsibilities over all other aspects of his professional life, including his writings and scientific experiments. After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 1:41am (ET)