Table of contents for Runaway America : Benjamin Franklin, slavery, and the American Revolution / David Waldstreicher.

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Preface: Inheritances, or Slavery and the Founders ix

PART ONE: Origins: Slavery, Religion, and Family
 1. Runaways and Self-Made Men 3
 2. Fathers, Brothers, and Masters 27
 3. Friends, Saviors, and Slaves 55

PART TWO: Enterprises: Slavery, Capitalism, and Empire
 4. People and Capital 87
 5. Children and Colonies 115.
 6. Printers, Agents, and Blackened Men 145

PART THREE: Politics: Slavery, Identity, and Revolution
 7. America the Enslaved 175
 8. America the Free 210
 9. The Long Arm of Benjamin Franklin 225

Epilogue: Debts, or the Claims of Venture Smith 241

Notes 245
Acknowledgments 297
Index 299


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Views on slavery, Slavery Political aspects United States History 18th century, United States Politics and government 1775-1783, United States Politics and government 1783-1789, Liberty Political aspects United States History 18th century, Statesmen United States Biography, Printers United States Biography, Indentured servants United States Biography, Slaveholders United States Biography