Eclipsing the occult in early America: Benjamin Franklin and his almanacs
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By Carla J. Mulford, Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University. Franklin's lifelong quest was spreading scientific knowledge to regular people. Mason Chamberlin, CC BY By the time he was 20 years old, colonial American Benjamin Franklin had already spent two years working as a printer in London. He returned to Philadelphia in 1726. During the voyage…