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              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence
                

              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Goodrich, Phillip; Morton, Euan; Barber, Nicola; Morton, Joe

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              An Audiobook Original There is no dearth of writings about the founding of America, but in this under-reported and under-taught story of the American Revolution, light is shed on the role Benjamin Franklin played in bringing the northern and southern colonies together against cor...rupt British rule. Along with an Inner Circle of British Abolitionists, Franklin worked behind the scenes to secure the freedom of a single American slave, James Somersett; and then, in cooperation with a vast network of colonial allies, set in motion a series of events that provided the impetus for northern patriots and politically cautious southern slaveholders to join forces. In 1757, Benjamin Franklin cared most about the security and prosperity of his beloved adopted home of Philadelphia. Threatened by the French during King George's War and with little help from the proprietors of Pennsylvania, the hated Penn family, Franklin sought assistance and support in London to no avail, thus leading him to develop a secret plan to gain freedom from Great Britain for Pennsylvania, and ultimately all the colonies. The success of this plot would hinge upon politically motivating the northern and southern colonies, each with vastly different interests. In the end, it was two unrelated historical events: that of the freeing of the slave Somersett in London's highest court; and the discovery, and leaking of, the Hutchinson letters, that turned the tide in favor of independence. Part courtroom drama, part political thriller, this assiduously researched work of American history is enacted by a cast of award-winning actors who electrify the drama as they bring to life over thirty historical characters in intermittent scenes presented in stage play form. In the London Courtroom of King's Bench, we meet the most brilliant legal minds of the era as both sides argue their case for or against Somersett's manumission. In the drawing room of London's most prestigious physician, John Fothergill, we are witness
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              ISBN 9798200747979
              Publisher Phillip Goodrich
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              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Goodrich, Phillip; Morton, Euan; Barber, Nicola; Morton, Joe

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              An Audiobook Original There is no dearth of writings about the founding of America, but in this under-reported and under-taught story of the American Revolution, light is shed on the role Benjamin Franklin played in bringing the northern and southern colonies together against cor...rupt British rule. Along with an Inner Circle of British Abolitionists, Franklin worked behind the scenes to secure the freedom of a single American slave, James Somersett; and then, in cooperation with a vast network of colonial allies, set in motion a series of events that provided the impetus for northern patriots and politically cautious southern slaveholders to join forces. In 1757, Benjamin Franklin cared most about the security and prosperity of his beloved adopted home of Philadelphia. Threatened by the French during King George's War and with little help from the proprietors of Pennsylvania, the hated Penn family, Franklin sought assistance and support in London to no avail, thus leading him to develop a secret plan to gain freedom from Great Britain for Pennsylvania, and ultimately all the colonies. The success of this plot would hinge upon politically motivating the northern and southern colonies, each with vastly different interests. In the end, it was two unrelated historical events: that of the freeing of the slave Somersett in London's highest court; and the discovery, and leaking of, the Hutchinson letters, that turned the tide in favor of independence. Part courtroom drama, part political thriller, this assiduously researched work of American history is enacted by a cast of award-winning actors who electrify the drama as they bring to life over thirty historical characters in intermittent scenes presented in stage play form. In the London Courtroom of King's Bench, we meet the most brilliant legal minds of the era as both sides argue their case for or against Somersett's manumission. In the drawing room of London's most prestigious physician, John Fothergill, we are witness
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              Publisher Phillip Goodrich
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