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The Resource Thomas Paine and the promise of America, by Harvey J. Kaye

Thomas Paine and the promise of America, by Harvey J. Kaye

Label
Thomas Paine and the promise of America
Title
Thomas Paine and the promise of America
Statement of responsibility
by Harvey J. Kaye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America's unfinished revolution. The revolutionary spirit that runs through American history and whose founding father and greatest advocate was Thomas Paine is fiercely traced in Thomas Paine and the Promise of America. Showing how Paine turned Americans into radicals-and how we have remained radicals at heart ever since-Harvey J. Kaye presents the nation's democratic story with wit, subtlety, and, above all, passion. 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 Kaye demonstrates, articulated an American identity charged with exceptional purpose and promise. Beginning with Paine's life and ideas and following their vigorous influence through to our own day, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America reveals how, while the powers that be repeatedly sought to suppress, defame, and most recently co-opt Paine's memory, generations of radical and liberal Americans turned to Paine for inspiration as they endeavored to expand American freedom, equality, and democracy
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaye, Harvey J
Dewey number
320.51/092
Index
index present
LC call number
JC177.A4
LC item number
K39 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paine, Thomas
  • United States
  • Political culture
Label
Thomas Paine and the promise of America, by Harvey J. Kaye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A freeborn Briton -- An American revolutionary -- A citizen of the world -- The age of Paine -- Freedom must have all or none -- When, in countries that are called civilized -- Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered -- We have it in our power -- It is yet too soon to write the history of the Revolution
Control code
ocm56921124
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780809089703
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780809089703
System control number
  • 807362
  • (Sirsi) o56921124
Label
Thomas Paine and the promise of America, by Harvey J. Kaye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A freeborn Briton -- An American revolutionary -- A citizen of the world -- The age of Paine -- Freedom must have all or none -- When, in countries that are called civilized -- Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered -- We have it in our power -- It is yet too soon to write the history of the Revolution
Control code
ocm56921124
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780809089703
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780809089703
System control number
  • 807362
  • (Sirsi) o56921124

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