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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 299Library 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