Benjamin Franklin Annotated Bibliography

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Skyler Charles Annotated Bibliography 9/27/2015 Dr. Marschalk _____________Benjamin Franklin and His Undisclosed Stance of Slavery___________ Benjamin Franklin may not have always held the same stance on the topic of slavery. According to a few sources I have discovered that, although he was pro-slave selling in his business life, he did not feel strongly about it in his personal life. Franklin did not consider slaves to have the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Contrary to this hes was widely considered the father of freedom. Franklin was a continued spokesman of free white men for the majority of his life. Summary Waldstreicher, David. "Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and The Founders." Common-place: Ask the Author. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 June 2015. . This article asks us if Franklin was truly a leader in the abolishment of slavery or simply just a bandwagon member. According to Waldstreicher most people view franklins political stand points in reverse because he owned slaves for so long. Probably the most hypocritical thing Franklin did in his life was own slaves while he was fighting for their independence. In 87’ Franklin’s abolitionist society asked him to bring the topic of slavery to the Constitutional Convention but however refused. However the author thinks highly of him for being a man of such power and still showing regard for his own opinions. John-Hall, Annette. "Ben Franklin 's Mixed Legacy on Race Both Slave Owner and Abolitionist, He Was a
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