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Tom Paine and Revolutionary America

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 326 pages
Published 1976 by Oxford University Press
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Adrian Velasquez
Jan 16, 2014 Adrian Velasquez rated it liked it
Thomas Paine was a prominent figure of Revolutionary America. This book sums up the, life of one of the most quirky radicals of his time. Thomas Paine had a huge impact of early America, having written paper like Common Sense or The Crisis. After the war, he moved to France where he wrote papers like The Rights of Man, that stimulated the French Revolution, and The Age of Reason, his attack on the religion of his time. After The Age of Reason, Paine was hated. In old age he grew bitter and died ...more
Jimmy Tarlau
Oct 13, 2012 Jimmy Tarlau rated it liked it
I wouldn't call this a page turner. I found it interesting to read about Tom Paine's life from growing up in Britain, to his time in America, to his work in France (where ended up in jail). There is also a good deal about what Philadelphia was like in the revolutionary period. The problem is that the book is quite dry and it was some of a burden getting through it.
Ian
May 29, 2013 Ian rated it really liked it
Good social history, good biography, badly integrated.

Oh and blaming total lack of gendered analysis on the immaturity of the Women's History field in 1976, (as he did in the 2005 preface,) was pretty lame.
Zac
Feb 04, 2016 Zac rated it really liked it
A compelling history that should more thoroughly address the historiography of the debate on republicanism v liberalism in revolutionary America. Would recommend to those with a casual or professional interest in American history.
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Short but excellent work on the importance of Thomas Paine to the American Revolution.
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Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877, won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the p ...more
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