Film, Video Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History

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Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History
J.A. Lemay presented a lecture on Benjamin Franklin in a program sponsored by the Interpretive Programs Office, Manuscript Division, Center for the Book and Publishing Office. His presentation was based on a compilation of the sources for his projected seven-volume biography of Franklin.
Event Date
March 09, 2006
-  J. A. Leo Lemay, currently Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Professor of Colonial American Literature, went through the ranks at UCLA, 1965-77 (assistant, associate, and professor) and came to Delaware in 1977 as a named professor. Excluding online publications, he has written seven books and edited nine, all in early American literature. His more than fifty articles have appeared in such journals as American Literature, Early American Literature, PMLA and the William and Mary Quarterly, on topics mainly in early American literature but also on Poe, the humor of the Old South and intellectual history.
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Running Time
1 hours, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
Online Format

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