Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Williams and the United States Military Academy

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Dorothy Zuersher (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Donald W. Russell

Abstract: This study investigated the possibility that a connection existed between the educational ideas of Benjamin Franklin and the curriculum and goals of the United States Military Academy. The connecting link was Jonathan Williams, Franklin's grandnephew and the first superintendent of the Military Academy. The investigation led to a study of the educational views and proposals of Benjamin Franklin, the relationship between Franklin and Jonathan Williams, and the part played by Williams in the early development of the Military Academy.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Franklin, Benjamin, $d 1706-1790 $x Influence
Williams, Jonathan, $d 1750-1815
United States Military Academy $x History

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