Jane Franklin's Spectacles: Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin's Sister -- Harry Camp Memorial Lecture with Jill Lepore

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Benjamin Franklin famously wrote the story of his life, the story of a printer's apprentice who runs away to become a statesman and a scientist. In this illustrated lecture, Jill Lepore tells the story of Franklin's long-forgotten sister, Jane, and meditates on what it means to write history not from what can be found, but from what has been lost. 

Speaker bio:
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker