Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin

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

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Program ID:
184484-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 04, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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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
  • Feb 07, 2010 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 07, 2010 | 4:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 07, 2010 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2010 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2010 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2010 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2010 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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