Jonathan Lyons - The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 in response to Benjamin Franklin’s idea that the new nation should engage in improving the world though learned inquiry. Lyons, former Reuters correspondent and author of The House of Wisdom, traces the development and mission of the Society and portrays many of the familiar Founding Fathers as advocates of practical invention and self-reliance.

Visit Jonathan's blog on Benjamin Franklin here: www.usefuldrfranklin.com

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ISBN: 9781608195534
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Published: Bloomsbury Press - June 11th, 2013

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