Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye

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Thomas Paine was one of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world and the greatest radical of a radical age. Through writings like Common Sense--and words such as "The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth," "We have it in our power to begin the world over again," and "These are the times that try men's souls"--he not only turned America's colonial rebellion into a revolutionary war but, as Harvey J. Kaye demonstrates, articulated an American identity charged with exceptional purpose and promise.



 

About Harvey J. Kaye

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Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. An award-winning author and editor, his numerous books include Are We Good Citizens? and The American Radical.
 
Published April 15, 2007 by Hill and Wang. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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Kaye offers a masterful and eloquent study of the man he reestablishes as the key figure in the American Revolution and the radical politics that followed it. Focusing on close readings of Paine

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Harvey J. Kaye argues that Thomas Paine, alone among the Revolutionary generation, was a cleareyed radical.

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When most Americans viewed the huge disparity between rich and poor as part of "the natural order of things", Paine argued for the redistribution of wealth, for full social and political equality, and for safeguards to protect the poor from the rich (a view which particularly horrified the wealth...

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