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David Franks

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Contents Foreword by William Pencak Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction 1. David Franks, Arrested for Treason 2. Family, Friends, and Associates 3. Indian Affairs, Family Growth, and Supplying the Army 4. Commercial Adventures 5. Plumsted and Franks, Agents for the Contractors 6. General Jeffrey Amherst and Colonel Henry Bouquet 7. Major General Thomas Gage 8. Franks, Inglis and Barkly, Agents for the Contractors 9. Levy and Franks and Land Speculation Companies 10. A Time of Transition 11. Working Both Sides of the Street 12. War and Financial Turmoil in Philadelphia 13. The Revenge of the Radicals 14. A Time of Trials 15. Exiles 16. The Final Chapter Appendix A Letters to the Editor Appendix B Questions of Death and Burial Appendix C "Dear Mrs. Cad": A Revolutionary War Letter of Rebecca Franks Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Mark Abbott Stern is a retired engineer and amateur historian. He has devoted the past eleven years to studying the life of David Franks.


"In this gracefully written book, Mark Abbott Stern tells the story of a Jewish man, his Christian family, and his adopted city of Philadelphia during the era that led to American independence. David Franks: Colonial Merchant is the sweeping and illuminating chronicle of a businessman's engagement with history, the grand intersection of personal temperament with war, westward expansion, and social assimilation. Demonstrating remarkable archival scholarship, Stern writes with skill, sympathy, and mastery about a man in his times." --Edith B. Gelles, Stanford University "Mark Abbott Stern's well-written and extremely well-researched biography of Philadelphia merchant David Franks (1720-1793) ranks among the best works on early American Jews. It is also the finest study I know that clarifies the complicated story of army contracting during the French and Indian War and the bureaucratic intricacies of caring for prisoners of war during the American Revolution." --William A. Pencak, The Pennsylvania State University

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