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Title: City man and country boy: comparing the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and David Crockett
Authors: Reilly, Joseph A.
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2007
Citation: Paper presented at The International Psychohistorical Association`s (IPA) 30th Convention held at Fordham University Law School, New York.
Abstract: Public men have always attempted to control and command their public persona. My presentation will compare and contrast the lives and times and persona of Benjamin Franklin, a city man of colonial and Revolutionary times, with David Crockett, a country man of the early Republic and frontier settlement days. I will review the distinct political and social worlds of these notable men. Each was a public figure, a political candidate and attention magnate, and authored an autobiography. The importance of public image in pre-electronic days will be analyzed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2046
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