Free online course: Benjamin Franklin and His World

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FREE online course
Benjamin Franklin and His World
Explore the life of one of the United States’s most important historical figures.

Course topics:
* Franklin’s early life growing up in the American colonies, rising from having little formal education to a man who could retire in his 40s.
* Career as a polymath who did everything from printing and writing to science and inventing to politics and diplomacy.
* Role in the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
* Moral issues that complicate Franklin’s legacy.

Taught by Professor Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and includes interviews with preeminent scholars:
– Emma Hart, PhD, Professor of History and Co-Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, UPenn
– Patrick Spero, PhD, Director of the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum in Philadelphia
– Daniel Yoshor, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery, UPenn
– Emma Lapsansky-Werner, PhD, Professor Emeritus of History, Haverford College

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