Tom Paine and Revolutionary America


Selected Reviews

“Foner provides a striking picture of the strength and limitations of the radicalism that helped to form the United States.”–The New Republic

One of the most important studies ever published on Paine…[with] superb analyses of the artisanal world in which Paine moved in Philadelphia, Paine’s crucial role in the movement for American independence, and his subsequent career as ‘an artisan of words’ in the political and military affairs of the new nation.”–English Historical Review


“Foner breathes life into the Philadelphia of the 1770s, using the tools of a social and economic historian….[His] clear, informative book takes an important step in cementing Paine’s place as a crucial American and international thinker.”–The Christian Science Monitor

Publication Information

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  • Creator Eric Foner
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Year 2004
  • ISBN 10 0195174852
  • ISBN 13 978-0195174854

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  • Article Title Tom Paine and Revolutionary America
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 2, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 16, 2019