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Title:
When London was capital of America
Author:
Flavell, Julie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xii, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
Benjamin Franklin secretly loved London and in the decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution, thousands of his fellow colonists flocked to the city. This book recreates the city's hey day as the centre of an empire that encompassed North America and the West Indies.
General Note:
Maps on lining papers.
Language:
English
Contents:
An American city in Europe -- The London world of Henry Laurens -- Upstairs, downstairs: master and slave in Georgian London -- English lessons in London: a tale of two teenagers -- Young and rich in fleet street: the decadents abroad -- A Long Island yankee in the city -- "The handsome Englishman" -- London's American landscape -- Franklin and son in London -- 'The most cautious man I have ever seen': Ben Franklin's London career.
ISBN:
9780300137392
Format :
Book