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Fruchtman, Jack

Works: 19 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 5,241 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, pre
Classifications: JC178.V2, 320.51092
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Thomas Paine : apostle of freedom by Jack Fruchtman( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Thomas Paine (1737-1809), the man who gave the name to the United States, became known as the Voice of the Revolution. Paine was one of the most radical and outspoken figures of the eighteenth century - an independent thinker on a level with Voltaire and Goethe. The self-educated former tax collector was famed for his fiery disposition and brilliant way with words in defense of liberty. A cabin boy on board a privateer, twice married, first an official and later a victim of the French revolutionary government, at odds with his fellow American rebels, and constantly beset by money problems, Paine lived a full and exciting life. In addition to his better known accomplishments, he designed bridges, a "smokeless candle" and a detailed plan for the invasion of Britain - and all this from a man who abruptly turned from being a craftsman to a statesman at the age of thirty-seven. Together with his colleagues Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, Paine provided the philosophical underpinnings for the new nation. He is best known for his radical works The Age of Reason, Rights of Man, and, above all, Common Sense
Thomas Paine and the religion of nature by Jack Fruchtman( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Thomas Paine's reputation as a political thinker rests chiefly on the two books that influenced the American and French revolutions: Common Sense and Rights of Man. But political scientist Jack Fruchtman draws on all of Paine's writings to establish that the key to his political thinking is his religious understanding of nature. For Paine, the study of nature gave humans access to the mind of God - revealing the right social, political, and economic relations necessary to a stable nation. In Thomas Paine and the Religion of Nature Fruchtman explains how Paine constructed a rationale for political revolution based on his theory of nature. Paine believed that human beings had a natural ability to reflect God's inventive creativity. Although they could never achieve God's perfection, people could continually enhance human life by improving their inventions. They could make better candles and build stronger bridges; they could create sound economies and establish democratic constitutions. When Paine proposed that political revolution was just such an invention, he advanced a powerful justification for eliminating the evil kings and corrupt aristocrats who seemed to threaten the people's very humanity. By reexamining Paine's language, imagery, and underlying beliefs, Fruchtman offers an original portrait of a revolutionary writer who relied on nature and nature's God in everything he said and did
The political philosophy of Thomas Paine by Jack Fruchtman( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Analyzes Thomas Paine's radical thought both in the context of his time and as a blueprint for the future development of republican government. An Englishman by birth, an American by choice and necessity, Thomas Paine advocated ideas about rights, equality, democracy, and liberty that were far advanced beyond those of his American compatriots. His seminal works, Common Sense and the Rights of Man, were rallying cries for the American and French Revolutions. A man of contrasts and contradictions, Paine was as much a believer in the power of reason as he was in a benevolent diety. He was at once liberal and conservative, a Quaker who was not a pacifist, and an inherently gifted writer who was convinced he was always right
Atlantic cousins : Benjamin Franklin and his visionary friends by Jack Fruchtman( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 libraries worldwide
"Benjamin Franklin and his fellow thinkers of the Enlightenment are among the most intriguing people in history. In nearly all areas - science, politics, social justice, philosophy, medicine - these men and women revolutionized the world around them. Even by our standards, their ideas seem inspired and inspiring." "Atlantic Cousins illuminates the work of these extraordinary visionaries, whose progressive ideas and ideals still ring true today. The author, a veteran writer of popular histories, uses anecdotes and short histories to engage the reader, and he roots it all in intense scholarship and research worthy of the subject matter."--Jacket
The apocalyptic politics of Richard Price and Joseph Priestley : a study in late eighteenth century English republican millennialism by Jack Fruchtman( Book )
12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Common sense, Rights of man, and other essential writings of Thomas Paine by Thomas Paine( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 libraries worldwide
In January 1776, Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called Common Sense, which electrified the American colonies. Paine demanded freedom from Britain when even fervent patriots were revolting only against excessive taxation. His daring prose spurred passage of the Declaration of Independence. The Crisis, written when Paine was a soldier during the Continental Army's bleakest days, begins with the world-famous line "These are the times that try men's souls." His call for perseverance and fortitude prevented Washington's army from disintegrating. Later, Paine's impassioned defense of the French Revolution, Rights of Man, caused an immediate sensation, but got him into deep trouble with the French ruling classes. Together in one volume, Common Sense, Rights of Man, and major selections from The Crisis, The Age of Reason, and Agrarian Justice represent the key works of one of the world's most eloquent proponents of democracy -- the man who has been justly hailed as the "English Voltaire."
An eye-witness account of the French Revolution by Helen Maria Williams : letters containing a sketch of the politics of France by Helen Maria Williams( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
A life in Jewish education : essays in honor of Louis L. Kaplan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
American constitutional history : a brief introduction by Jack Fruchtman( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
American Constitutional History presents a concise introduction to the constitutional developments that have taken place over the past 225 years, treating trends from history, law, and political science. -Presents readers with a brief and accessible introduction to more than two centuries of U.S. constitutional history -Explores constitutional history chronologically, breaking U.S. history into five distinct periods -Reveals the full sweep of constitutional changes through a focus on issues relating to economic developments, civil rights and civil liberties, and executive power -Reflects the evolution of constitutional changes all the way up to the conclusion of the June 2015 Supreme Court term
The Supreme Court : rulings on American government and society ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
From the 1987 televised Senate Judiciary Committe hearings on President Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court to the recent hearings on President Bush's nomination of John Roberts to become Chief Justice, it is clear that Americans' interest in how the Court's rulings on social issues might affect their lives is at an all-time high. Today, similarly-concerned students enroll in courses on American Government, the Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Law, and the American Judiciary as never before. In this brief book, Jack Fruchtman Jr. provides for these courses an anthology of edited rulings from the Court -- some landmark, many contemporary, along with topic introductions and case head notes. Here, students will examine the Court's own words, logic, and thinking on the major issues of the day, among them, freedom of speech, separation of church and state, law enforcement, affirmative action, gender discrimination, abortion and privacy. - Back cover
An eye-witness account of the French revolution : letters containing a sketch of the politics of France by Helen Maria Williams( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
London Corresponding Society : publications, 1792-1799 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The apocalyptic politics of Price and Priestley : political change, the historical process and civic responsibility in late eighteenth-century republican millennialism by Jack Fruchtman( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
225th anniversary of Thomas Paine's Common sense ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In a lecture Professor Fruchtman examines the beliefs of Thomas Paine and how they influenced his writing of Common sense. How the work relates to modern American society and politics is also discussed. From a lecture held in Philadelphia in 2001
The historiography of Edward Hallett Carr as exhibited in his treatment of Lenin by Jack Fruchtman( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Harlequin Empire by David Worrall( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jefferson, Paine, and Hamilton : constitutionalism and the future American economy by Jack Fruchtman( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
London Corresponding Society, 1792-1799 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Bill of Rights : an appreciation and some skepticism, 1791-1991 by Jack Fruchtman( Article )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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