My Pen and My Soul Have Ever Gone Together: Thomas Paine and the American Revolution, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

My Pen and My Soul Have Ever Gone Together

Thomas Paine and the American Revolution, 1st Edition

By Vikki Vickers


200 pages

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The first true intellectual biography of Thomas Paine, this book establishes the origins of his beliefs and their influence on his activism. For the past century, scholars have been studying Paine in piecemeal fashion; studies of limited scope focused on the minutiae of Paine's life and career, but no clear portrait had existed to know how the pieces fitted together. This "is" the complete picture. Who he was, what he believed, why he believed, and how his beliefs and personal history are reflected in his political activism - not just in the American Revolution, but also the French Revolution.

About the Author

Vikki J. Vickers is Assistant Professor of History at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She is the author of The American Revolution: America's First War (2006).

About the Series

Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / General
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)