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In "Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution," Professor David Waldstreicher asserts that Franklin’s antislavery credentials were exaggerated. He claims that Franklin owned a series of slaves between 1735-1781, complained about the ease with which slaves escaped to the British army during wartime, and profited from the global and domestic slave trade.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
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