The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
Mr. Wood was interviewed about his book, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, published by The Penguin Press. In the book, the author argues that while many people consider Franklin one of the first Americans, he was perhaps the last of the founding fathers to become an American patriot. Mr. Wood describes Franklin’s transformation from an admirer of the British Empire to one of the key players in the American Revolution. He also discusses Franklin’s writings and his relationship with France. Following the interview, Mr. Wood responded to questions from the audience. close
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Richard "Rick" Stengel President and CEO National Constitution Center
Gordon S. Wood Professor Brown University->History Department
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