Books Like Benjamin Franklin: The New American by Milton Meltzer | Suggested Reading

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Meltzer has written three other titles dealing with early American life, George Washington and the Birth of Our Nation (1986), The American Revolutionaries: A History in Their Own Words, 1750-1800 (1987), and The Bill of Rights: How We Got It and What It Means (1990).

It is interesting to contrast the aristocratic Virginian, George Washington, with the plebeian Franklin. The American Revolutionaries is of value in providing firsthand accounts of how the colonists viewed their turbulent times.

It gives a good view of the era in which Franklin lived and the issue of civil rights. The Bill of Rights: How We Got It and What It Means examines the Bill of Rights from an historical perspective, relating it to current challenges.

For Further Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography and Other Writing. Edited by Kenneth Silverman. New York: Penguin, 1986.

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