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ISBN: 0809093448
Author: Harvey J. Kaye
Language: English
Publisher: Hill and Wang; First edition (July 25, 2006)
Pages: 336
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.8
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Harvey J. Kaye has given us the Tom Paine that Americans urgently need, a fearless, rabble-rousing radical who .

Harvey J. Kaye has given us the Tom Paine that Americans urgently need, a fearless, rabble-rousing radical who hugely advanced the cause of freedom.

Harvey J Kaye is an American historian and sociologist. Kaye is an author of several political books including Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, The Fight for the Four Freedoms. He has appeared as an expert on several political news shows and podcasts including Bill Moyers Journal and That’s Jacqueline. Kaye is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

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. 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. Kaye begins his book on Thomas Paine at a similar place-when Ronald Reagan echoed . This is not a biography of Thomas Paine, in fact he dies before the half. It is more about how his ideas and quotes were used to motivate movements throughout .

This is not a biography of Thomas Paine, in fact he dies before the half. Some of it was pretty good, I guess, seemed a little self-justifying for the most part.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Thomas Paine was one of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world and the greatest radical of a radical age. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Thomas Paine and the Promise of America: A History & Biography.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and . The History Channel broke new ground in its series The Founding Fathers by treating him as one of that select number.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Paine also started receiving ever-greater notice in popular histories of America and the Revolution. The Newseum, which opened in Washington, . in 1997, recognized him as a pioneer of American journalism and a crusader in the fight for a free press.

Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor Social Change and Development Harvey J Kaye. Well written book about influential Paine was to the cause. lfranco, April 24, 2007. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Thomas Paine and the Promise of America : A History & Biography.

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In the Beginning There Was Paine. Kaye begins with a four-chapter treatment of Paine and his times

In the Beginning There Was Paine. Thomas Paine and the Promise of America is an ambitious, passionate book. According to author Harvey J. Kaye, "this work is not simply an attempt to do justice to Paine. Kaye begins with a four-chapter treatment of Paine and his times. Although there is little in these chapters that will be new to historians of the early republic, they offer a number of elegant statements regarding Paine's revolutionary labors. Paine "grasped the originality of American life," asserts Kaye in one instance.

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.

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It is as if Paine left little flecks of lint throughout the immense haystack of American history. Professor Kaye jumps in, sifts out those bits of lint, and then spins them into a single coherent tale. The research (or encyclopedic knowledge) required for such an undertaking would seem to be immense. But Kaye accomplishes it -- thoroughly and persuasively but not to the point where the text becomes dense and unreadable. Roughly the first half is a fairly concise but arguably superficial biography. But its purpose is more to provide context for what follows -- a thorough retracing of Paine's impact on American political thought and history.
Silver Globol
The author makes a good case for the continuing legacy of Thomas Paine, and traces the occasional resurgences of this legacy in the politics of the last 241 years (give or take). I am sympathetic with his interpretations of which of our politicians have seen the world as Paine did, and which merely appropriated his language. In my opinion (as a Paine devote) George McGovern was probably the last American politician that channeled Paine, the advocate of the common man and common sense (despite his flaws, LBJ was also such an advocate. Our contemporary liberals (last 20 or 30 years) not so much.
Global Progression
I had a volume of Thomas Paine's collection of earlier writings, and was amazed at the intellect but wanted another book so I could have a great time gauging content versus context. This was an excellent resource...I could read about different periods, then read his writings...and very much appreciated the objectivity and different ways to look at Paine that the author provides. I have finished the first volume, and am enjoying this on its own. A great investment for me.
Whitehammer
The early chapters that deal most directly with Thomas Paine are well written and helpful. The later chapters that deal with the reception of Paine after his death strike me as being a bit haphazard.
Gaxaisvem
The author summarizes Paine's writings and his life story, and then goes on to show how Paine's legacy was used by various groups to further democracy, economic security, and equal treatment under the law. The history reminds us that the struggle against the abuses of corporate power has been an ongoing part of our history-- one virtually ignored in most history books. The books was hard to get into, but after I got hooked I was fascinated.
Celen
To those discouraged by the gridlock in Washington D.C., the criminal behavior on Wall Street, the collapse of the American Middle class, the increasing gap in wealth between the ludicrously wealthy and the desperately poor, the collapse of the American dream, the story of Thomas Paine can be at last a reason to hope. He said that it is within the power of citizens to begin the world again. His words inspired ordinary people to take up arms against a world power, to declare that an honest citizen was the equal of any king, to believe that citizens could govern themselves. This book will tell the modern reader that the pit into which America has fallen can be climbed out of using the ladder that Paine described -- democracy. What we need, Paine foresaw: The Rights of Man as opposed to the assumption of rights by corporations. Citizens united as opposed to the monstrosity of a Supreme Court blessed Citizens United decision. If you have become cynical or heartbroken by America in last 40 years read about Tom Paine and begin to imagine how his life and words could bring democracy to the USA again.
Stick
Perhaps this book is a better book than I have rated. I thought it a biography but instead it is a journey of how his beliefs changed America.
This should be required reading for all politicians, who often misinterpret the American history and our founders beliefs.

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