The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Chris Burkett | Documents and Debates

In this episode of The American Idea, Jeff welcomes back Dr. Chris Burkett, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program, for a conversation on Benjamin Franklin’s famous Autobiography, his dramatic rise from the ninth of twelve children in an impoverished household to the most famous American of his time, and why he is – rightly – remembered as “The First American.”

Host: Jeff Sikkenga

Executive Producer: Greg McBrayer

Producer: Tyler MacQueen