Posted: October 1st, 2021

Discussion – yawp ch. 4

1. A Renaissance Man

In “The Creed” and “The Prodigal Daughter,” what are some of the new ways that Jill Lepore proposes to think about the life of Benjamin Franklin? How does she think that previous scholars have misinterpreted his life?

2. Adventure of a Liftime!

Imagine that you are alive in England in the 1700s and you are planning to move to North America.  Which colony which you choose for your new home?  Justify your selection, and explain why you didn’t pick the other colonies.

Readings

Yawp, Chapter 4, “Colonial Society”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/01/28/the-creed

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/07/08/the-prodigal-daughter

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