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Your search for posts with tags containing Common Sense found 16 posts

A Great Englishman? British Views of George Washington, from Revolution to Rapprochement

In June 1921, George Washington, the victor of Yorktown, arrived in London. His journey across the storm-tossed Atlantic had not been without difficulty, and... The post A Great Englishman? British Views of George Washington, from Revolution to Rapprochement...

Review: Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency

Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency edited by Ben Lowe (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2021) In Political Thought and the... The post Review: Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Christopher Warren on Documents of the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Christopher Warren, historian and Curator of American History in the Rare Book & Special Collections Division of the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Christopher Warren on...

Documents of the Revolution: A Continuum of Conviction

Those familiar with American history know that the Articles of Confederation served as the first constitution of the unified states during the American Revolution.... The post Documents of the Revolution: A Continuum of Conviction appeared first on Journal...

Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero

Serving on George Washington’s staff were many talented young men, including some who became famous later. Alexander Hamilton served on the staff ably for... The post Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero appeared first on Journal of the American...

Thomas Paine: Britain, America, & France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

Book Review: Thomas Paine: Britain, America, & France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution by J.C.D. Clark (Oxford University Press, 2018, 485 pages) BUY... The post Thomas Paine: Britain, America, & France in the Age of Enlightenment...

Interview: Sarah Jane Marsh

Today, May 29, 2018, Disney Hyperion is introducing young readers to the American Revolution with Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word, an eighty-page picture... The post Interview: Sarah Jane Marsh appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Brief Publication History of the “Times That Try Men’s Souls”

Thomas Paine’s sensational pamphlet Common Sense, published anonymously in January of 1776, has a singular place of importance in the literature of the American Revolutionary era. So famous was the title that Paine would adopt it as a sobriquet...

Adams vs. Paine: A Critical Debate

There is a tendency today to lump the Founding Fathers together as though somehow they thought alike, acted in unison and actually got along with each other while leading the Revolutionary Cause and founding a new nation. Now that America’s founding...

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From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Nov 2014

Sleepy Hollow: Some Historical Perspective

Millions of people have become entranced by the new FOX show, Sleepy Hollow.  It has mystery, intrigue, and, above all else, a loveable cast of characters.  Turning Washington Irving’s tale of Ichabod Crane  into a woven narrative of apocalypticism...

The JuntoCast, Episode 8: Thomas Paine and “Common Sense”

In this month's episode of "The JuntoCast," Ken, Michael, and Roy are joined by Ben Park to talk about the life and legacy of Thomas Paine and "Common Sense."
From: The Junto on 27 Jan 2014

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