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The Resource The Society for Useful Knowledge : how Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)

The Society for Useful Knowledge : how Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)

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The Society for Useful Knowledge : how Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America
Title
The Society for Useful Knowledge
Title remainder
how Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lyons
Title variation
How Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The young Benjamin Franklin sought his fortune on a trip to England, but instead discovered a world of intellectual ferment in the coffeehouses and salons of London. He brought home to Philadelphia the intense hunger for knowledge that buzzed in a Europe where Newton, Bacon and Galileo had made epochal discoveries. With the "first Drudgery" of settling the American colonies now behind them, Franklin announced in 1743, it was high time that the colonists set about improving the lot of humankind through collaborative inquiry. Franklin and a network of kindred American innovators plunged into the task of creating and sharing "useful knowledge." They started a raft of clubs, journals, and scholarly societies, many still thriving today, to harness man's intellectual and creative powers for the common good. And as these New World thinkers began to make their own discoveries about the natural world, new conceptions of the political order were not far behind.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E162
LC item number
.L96 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Society for Useful Knowledge : how Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The age of Franklin -- Breaking the chain -- The leather apron men -- Useful knowledge -- Sense and sensibility -- Dead and useless languages -- Knowledge and rebellion -- The mechanics of revolution -- Epilogue : manufacturing America
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unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608195718
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.).
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FA201A1C-F3F1-4A65-BFA6-3CEA1CE90C11
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn847845914
  • (OCoLC)847845914
  • 452789
Label
The Society for Useful Knowledge : how Benjamin Franklin and friends brought the Enlightenment to America, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The age of Franklin -- Breaking the chain -- The leather apron men -- Useful knowledge -- Sense and sensibility -- Dead and useless languages -- Knowledge and rebellion -- The mechanics of revolution -- Epilogue : manufacturing America
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608195718
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FA201A1C-F3F1-4A65-BFA6-3CEA1CE90C11
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn847845914
  • (OCoLC)847845914
  • 452789

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