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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What do historians think about Ben Franklin's autobiography?

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  • Bryce
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Imagine an autobiography written by your favorite uncle, the one who told such good stories and had such a high opinion of himself. How much credence would you give his autobiography?

    They take it with a grain of salt, and attempt to verify its claims (as they would do with ANY autobiography, of course). For the things that can be verified, the Autobiography scores pretty well in reliability.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Franklin is credited as being foundational to the roots of American values and character, a marriage of the practical and democratic Puritan values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious

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  • 1 decade ago

    See below.

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