The Society for Useful Knowledge
Jonathan Lyons talked about his book, The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America, in which he recounts the introduction of the Enlightenment to America and the role that Benjamin Franklin played in its development. In his book, the author examines how the promotion of intellectualism, from the fields of politics to the sciences, affected colonial America and details the differences between the European and American Enlightenment. Jonathan Lyons spoke at Town Hall Seattle. close
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