Book Discussion on Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin

David Waldstreicher talked about his book Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution, published by Hill and… read more

David Waldstreicher talked about his book Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution, published by Hill and Wang. In the book he re-examined Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution. In his speech he argued that Benjamin Franklin was not the hero of abolitionism that many people remember. Professor Waldstreicher asserted that Mr. Franklin’s antislavery credentials were exaggerated, that he owned a series of slaves between 1735-1781, complained about the ease with which slaves escaped to the British army during wartime, and profited from the global and domestic slave trade. The author answered questions from members of the audience after his discussion. close

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Book Discussion on Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 4, 2004
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2010

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  • Dec 04, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2004 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2005 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2005 | 3:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Sep 12, 2010 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 12, 2010 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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