College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit

The-Making-of-a-Patriot-Skemp-Sheila-L-9780195386578Oxford University Press, 2012
By Shelia Skemp, Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of American History

An insightful, lively narrative that goes beyond the traditional Franklin biography—and behind the common myths—to demonstrate how Franklin’s ultimate decision to support the colonists was by no means a foregone conclusion.