About

The Way to Wealth Editions project is directed by Professor Sophus A. Reinert (Harvard Business School) and based on a bibliography of Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth compiled by Kenneth E. Carpenter. It seeks to provide students and scholars with an array of unique research tools and contextual essays for understanding the influence and impact of Franklin's seminal essay on work ethic and frugality. The site features a searchable, and growing database of 1000+ editions of The Way to Wealth, special full-text editions to analyze and compare, timeline-maps that illustrate the work's publication history and geographic influence, and a series of interactive essays providing researchers with new insights into the work and its author. Additional details regarding the editions database can be found under the "Bibliography" section below. We continue to develop and refine this core feature of the site.

Bibliography

» Preface and Guide
» Works Consulted
» Arrangement and Numbering of Entries
» Acknowledgements

Citations

The following citation guidelines may be useful for researchers interested in referencing the site and its various components.

Way to Wealth Editions Project Website
The Way to Wealth Editions Project (website). Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School. [Date accessed]. http://waytowealth.org

Way to Wealth Editions Project Bibliography
Carpenter, Kenneth E. The Way to Wealth Editions Project (bibliography of editions). Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School. [Date accessed]. http://waytowealth.org/editions.html

Way to Wealth Editions Project Database
The Way to Wealth Editions Project (database of editions). Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School. [Date accessed]. http://waytowealth.org/editions.html

Credits

The Way to Wealth website was developed by Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School. The database is based on a bibliography of pre-1851 appearances of Benjamin Franklin's The Way to Wealth, in multiple languages written by Kenneth E. Carpenter. Professor Sophus Reinert sponsored the website development as part of his research program. Michael Hemment led a diverse team of subject and technical experts to develop the interactive tools and website.

Homepage image: Franklin in London, 1767, painted by David Martin on December 31, 1766. Currently on display at the White House.