Lectures > Robert Middlekauff
OUSD Teaching American History Grant, In-Service - June 15, 2004
U.C. Berkeley Summer Institute, Berkeley, California

"Benjamin Franklin: Serious and Unserious"
Robert Middlekauff, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
Robert Middlekauff link is Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Middlekauff, who earned his Ph.D. in history at Yale in 1961, is the author of The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, for which he received the Bancroft Prize in 1972. His other books include Ancients and Axioms: Secondary Education in Eighteenth-Century New England, The Glorious Cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789 and most recently, Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies. He has taught at Berkeley for most of his career. He also served as director of the Henry E. Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens 1983-88 and in 1996-97 was the Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

Readings
* Links active as of July 2004

  • The Late Benjamin Franklin by M. Twain
    http://www.crummy.com/articles/the_late_benjamin_franklin.shtml

  • Rules for a Club Formerly Established in Philadelphia by B. Franklin
    http://www.historycarper.com/resources/twobf2/rules.htm

  • Idea of the English School B. Franklin
    http://www.historycarper.com/resources/twobf2/school.htm