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Banned Books Awareness: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Well wouldn’t you know it? Yet another of America’s legendary Founding Fathers has had their written work banned by the same citizenry that purports to idolize them. Benjamin Franklin’s life story was first published in France under the title “Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin”(The Private Life of the late Benjamin Franklin) in […] … learn more→

Banned Books Awareness: Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was many things: author, radical, inventor, intellectual, and revolutionary; he is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Paine was also no stranger to censorship, though- in his own time or the present day. He has been described as “a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist […] … learn more→