Introduction Part I: Benjamin Franklin 1. Inconspicuous Beginnings, 1706-1730 2. From Tradesman to Gentleman, 1730-1750 3. War, Electricity, and the Making of a Politician, 1747-1763 4. The Imperial Crisis, 1763-1775 5. The Imperialist and the Revolution, 1775-1778 6. The Long Journey Home, 1778-1790 Part II: Documents
Nathan R. Kozuskanich is Associate Professor of History at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.
"Nathan Kozuskanich's Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen gives us a well-constructed and comprehensive exploration of the life of one of the greatest figures of the American age of revolution. Presenting an account of his life as a printer, scientist, and statesman against the backdrop of the wider Atlantic world, this book draws on the latest thinking of a generation of historians in a style that undergraduates will enjoy." -John Brooke, author of Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson "Kozuskanich's elegant little biography of Benjamin Franklin is both engaging and accessible. Perfect for classroom use, it offers significant insights into the times and the man. Most importantly, it explains how an ordinary man, born and raised in ordinary circumstances, became such a extraordinary political and intellectual force in his own time and in our own." -Sheila Skemp, author of Benjamin and William Franklin: Father and Son, Patriot and Loyalist