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The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Matthew Harris and Thomas Kidd (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Whether America was founded as a Christian nation or as a secular republic is one of the most fiercely debated questions in American history. This book offers an examination of the essential ... More


Liberty in Business: The Printing of Common Sense

Michael J. Everton

in The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751785
eISBN:
9780199896936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751785.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 reads a selection of Thomas Paine's political writings—including Common Sense (1776), The American Crisis (1776–83), Letter to the Abbe Raynal (1782), and The Rights of Man (1792)—as a ... More


 The Liberal Symbiosis

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the middle of the 1790s Bentley was arrayed against classical liberalism in both its Christian and its economic forms. Those forms had in fact come together in a newly powerful symbiosis, both in ... More


Good Rulers and Better Books

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with a discussion of Quakerism and its approach to canon. It then considers how the skeptical Enlightenment began to challenge the particularism of the Bible, meaning the idea ... More


Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More's career as a conduct-book writer continued with her Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World (1791). In the early part of 1791, her writing career was disrupted by the elopement ... More


Thomas Paine’s democratic linguistic radicalism: a political philosophy of language?

Carine Lounissi

in Radical Voices, Radical Ways: Articulating and Disseminating Radicalism in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106193
eISBN:
9781526120793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106193.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Carine Lounissi’s premise in this chapter is that characterising Thomas Paine’s radicalism is a challenge, which she takes up by focusing on his “democratic style” as a way to make his ideas ... More


The Founding Fathers’ Own Views on Religion

Matthew L. Harris and Thomas S. Kidd

in The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents documents on the religious views of the following: Thomas Jefferson, 1787, 1803; John Adams, 1810, 1813; Benjamin Franklin, 1771, 1790; Thomas Paine, 1776; Patrick Henry, 1796; ... More


Democracy and welfare: Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter studies Thomas Paine, who was the first major figure to argue for a rather comprehensive system of social security benefits to prevent and alleviate poverty. As a result, he has been ... More


Indians and the Politics of Romance

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes Indians as represented in 18th-century novels and political prose. Writers such as Charlotte Smith, Robert Bage, Henry Mackenzie, Thomas Spence, and Thomas Paine are analysed.


Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and American Constitutionalism

ROBIN WEST

in Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents a different understanding of the rule of law, one which is also well within the traditions of liberalism and American constitutionalism, but which is considerably less hostile ... More


The Vilification of Thomas Paine: Constructing a Folk Devil in the 1790s

Michael T. Davis

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Thomas Paine as a ‘folk devil’, the ways in which stories and myths about him and his works were implicated in the tense politics of the 1790s. Two narratives, one involving a ... More


The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

Michael J. Everton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751785
eISBN:
9780199896936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

When Lord Byron toasted Napoleon for summarily executing a bookseller and when American satirist Fitz-Greene Halleck picketed his New York publisher for trying to starve him, both writers were taking ... More


Thomas Paine and the Rights of Man

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Wrong Turnings: How the Left Got Lost

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226505749
eISBN:
9780226505916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226505916.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter is devoted to the contribution of Thomas Paine, who developed an alternative way forward for the Left. He has been wrongly described as a socialist. His innovative arguments for a ... More


An American in Paris: Thomas Paine and the Politics of the Outsider

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas Paine increasingly focuses on exposing representation as provisional, and on deferring the absolute identification between the people and the ethical category of ... More


First Echo: Europe, 1776–1800

George Athan Billias

in American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the influence of American constitutionalism in Europe during the years 1776–1800, the so-called first peak period, or echo, of American constitutionalism abroad. It first ... More


Rights After the Revolutions

Richard Whatmore

in Philosophy, Rights and Natural Law: Essays in Honour of Knud Haakonssen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474449229
eISBN:
9781474460200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449229.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The period of the French Revolution was famous for erecting an entirely new system of government and social mores on the basis of a declaration of the rights of man and the citizen. Everything ... More


War and Peace

Edwin S. Gaustad

in Benjamin Franklin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In August 1775, King George III declared all the colonies to be in rebellion. In October, as a head of the committee of three, Franklin met with General George Washington in Massachusetts to confer ... More


From East India to the Boston Tea Party: Propaganda at the Extremes

Russ Castronovo

in Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199354900
eISBN:
9780199354931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354900.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter stresses how Thomas Paine and other patriot propagandists engaged the policies of the East India Company in Asia and the Caribbean to reveal the workings of an expansive ... More


The other Mahatma’s naive monarchism: Phule, Paine, and the appeal to Queen Victoria

Jimmy Casas Klausen

in Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105646
eISBN:
9781526128140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105646.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jyotirao Phule, often called ‘the other Mahatma’, drew on writings of Thomas Paine and the experiences of the American Civil War to argue for the rights of Sudras and other non-Brahmins to govern ... More


Rites of Dissent: Literatures of Enthusiasm and the American Revolution

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Against the dominant interpretation of the American Revolution as a conservative historical phenomenon, this chapter argues for a reading of the event in which enthusiastic “rites of dissent” play a ... More


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