RELIGION IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC: A SECOND TOM PAINE EFFECT

@article{Noll2016RELIGIONIT,
  title={RELIGION IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC: A SECOND TOM PAINE EFFECT},
  author={Mark A. Noll},
  journal={Modern Intellectual History},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={883 - 898}
}
  • M. Noll
  • Published 25 October 2016
  • History
  • Modern Intellectual History
Tom Paine, it turns out, may have done almost as much to shape public discourse in the early national period of the United States as he did in moving aggrieved colonists to take up arms against King George III in the Revolutionary period. As historians have documented time and again, the arguments in Paine's Common Sense (1776), especially “On Monarchy and Hereditary Succession,” worked as an elixir to transform mixed opinions about dealing with Parliamentary overreach into an unalloyed… 

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