TITLE

Two Eighteenth-Century Careers

AUTHOR(S)
Passos, John Dos
PUB. DATE
November 1940
SOURCE
New Republic;11/18/40, Vol. 103 Issue 21, p689
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Compares and contrasts the careers of American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin and English writer Daniel Defoe. Likely outcome of history had their positions been reversed; Similarities between the social backgrounds of the two; Information on the social conditions in England when it emerged from under the bloodshed of eighteen years of Stuart reaction; Information on publications at the beginning of Defoe's career; Factors which helped Franklin achieve financial security.
ACCESSION #
14750649

 

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