What do historians think about Ben Franklin's autobiography?
- BryceLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous1 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 religiousSource(s): wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin
- staisilLv 71 decade ago