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The volume contains six contributions (and an introduction) that have been presented in the Thomas Paine Second International Conference held in Paris Ouest Nanterre in 2014. All scholars involved in the field of research of Atlantic history agree on the fact that the partitioning between ‘national’ historiographies (American, English and French) is detrimental in the understanding of the role of specific transatlantic actors, of which Thomas Paine is one the most spectacular example for the era of the revolutions (1760–1830). This conference gathered American, British and French historians to develop this fruitful approach. The papers presented here participate in the historiographic opening up of studies on Thomas Paine and propose studies, reflexion and specific comments on how Thomas Paine converges within the general framework of Atlantic history and Republicanism history.



 See Yannick Bosc 2016.


Marc Belissa“La Légende grise des dernières années de Thomas Paine en Amérique, 1802–1809” in Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française360 (2010–2): 133–172 ; “Les leçons de républicanisme de Thomas Paine 1802–1807” in Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française 363 (2011): 59–84.


Nathalie Caron 1999Carine Lounissi 2012 Yannick Bosc 2016.


Keith Michael Baker“Transformations of Classical Republicanism in Eighteenth Century France” in The Journal of Modern History73 no. 1 (2001): 32–53.


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    Thomas Paine, Unknown artist, c. 1840. Courtesy of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Collection at Iona College.


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