Thomas Paine and the Promise of America


“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.”



Publication Information

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  • Creator Harvey J. Kaye
  • Publisher Hill & Wang
  • Year 2006
  • ISBN 10 0809093448
  • ISBN 13 978-0809093441

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  • Article Title Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 8, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 16, 2019