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Kaye, Harvey J.

Works: 49 works in 248 publications in 4 languages and 9,388 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 340, 080, Contributor
Classifications: JC177.A4, 320.51092
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Most widely held works by Harvey J Kaye
Thomas Paine and the promise of America by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the revolutionary spirit that runs through American history, and whose founding father and greatest advocate was Thomas Paine, showing how Paine turned Americans into radicals--and how we have remained radicals at heart ever since. Paine was one of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world, and the greatest radical of a radical age. Through his writings, he not only turned America's colonial rebellion into a revolutionary war but, as Kaye demonstrates, articulated an American identity charged with purpose and promise. Beginning with Paine's life and ideas and following their influence through to our own day, Kaye reveals how, while the powers that be repeatedly sought to suppress, defame, and co-opt Paine's memory, generations of radical and liberal Americans have turned to Paine for inspiration as they endeavored to expand American freedom, equality, and democracy.--From publisher description
Thomas Paine : firebrand of the revolution by Harvey J Kaye( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the political writer, with an emphasis on his contributions to the struggles of his day and their continuing relevance to modern questions
The British Marxist historians : an introductory analysis by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Marxist Historians remains the first and most complete study of the founders of one of the most influential contemporary academic traditions in history and social theory. In this classic text, Kaye looks at Maurice Dobb and the debate on the transition to capitalism; Rodney Hilton on feudalism and the English peasantry; Christopher Hill on the English Revolution; Eric Hobsbawm on workers, peasants and world history; and E.P. Thompson on the making of the English working class. Kaye compares their perspective on history with other approaches, such as that of the French Annales school, and concludes with a discussion of the contribution of the British Marxist historians to the formation of a democratic historical consciousness. The British Marxist Historians is an indispensable book for anyone interested in the intellectual history of the late twentieth century
Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution by Alfred F Young( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the publication of Liberty Tree, acclaimed historian Alfred F. Young presents a selection of his seminal writing as well as two provocative, never-before-published essays. Together, they take the reader on a journey through the American Revolution, exploring the role played by ordinary women and men (called, at the time, people out of doors) in shaping events during and after the Revolution, their impact on the Founding generation of the new American nation, and finally how this populist side of the Revolution has fared in public memory. Drawing on a wide range of sources, which include not only written documents but also material items like powder horns, and public rituals like parades and tarring and featherings, Young places ordinary Americans at the center of the Revolution. For example, in one essay he views the Constitution of 1787 as the result of an intentional accommodation by elites with non-elites, while another piece explores the process of ongoing negotiations would-be rulers conducted with the middling sort; women, enslaved African Americans, and Native Americans. Moreover, questions of history and modern memory are engaged by a compelling examination of icons of the Revolution, such as the pamphleteer Thomas Paine and Boston's Freedom Trail. For over forty years, history lovers, students, and scholars alike have been able to hear the voices and see the actions of ordinary people during the Revolutionary Era, thanks to Young's path-breaking work, which seamlessly blends sophisticated analysis with compelling and accessible prose. From his award-winning work on mechanics, or artisans, in the seaboard cities of the Northeast to the all but forgotten liberty tree, a major popular icon of the Revolution explored in depth for the first time, Young continues to astound readers as he forges new directions in the history of the American Revolution."--Publisher's website
The fight for the four freedoms : what made FDR and the greatest generation truly great by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers. In the process they made the United States the richest and most powerful country on Earth. And, despite a powerful, reactionary opposition, the men and women of the Greatest Generation made America freer, more equal, and more democratic than ever before. Now, when all they fought for is under siege, we need to remember their full achievement, and, so armed, take up again the fight for the Four Freedoms
Are we good citizens? : affairs political, literary, and academic by Harvey J Kaye( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.P. Thompson : critical perspectives( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American radical by Mari Jo Buhle( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Radical tells the story of American democracy from the late 18th century to the present through the lives of the women and men who have fought to advance it
Imperialism and its contradictions by V. G Kiernan( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of desire : Marxists and the writing of history by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do ruling classes fear history?, and other questions by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not content to accept the notion that history is at an end and that individuals are powerless to effect change, Kaye makes an impassioned plea to understand the ongoing, circuitous route of history and its ability to engender social action at a time when society seems to have lost tract of the true lessons that history can teach
The powers of the past : reflections on the crisis and the promise of history by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, classes, and nation-states : selected writings of V.G. Kiernan by V. G Kiernan( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays originally published 1965-83
The face of the crowd : studies in revolution, ideology, and popular protest : selected essays of George Rudé by George F. E Rudé( Book )

17 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets, politics, and the people by V. G Kiernan( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los historiadores marxistas británicos : un análisis introductorio by Harvey J Kaye( )

5 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El rostro de la multitud : estudios sobre revolución, ideología y protesta popular by George Rudé( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La educación del deseo : los marxistas y la escritura de la historia by Harvey J Kaye( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hay quienes rechazan el valor y la influencia de la historiografía desarrollada por los historiadores marxistas británicos y continuada hoy por generaciones más jóvenes a ambos lados del Atlántico. Por supuesto, hacen falta cambios en el pensamiento y análisis marxista, de forma urgente. Como escribió en su día Christopher Hill: «La Historia se ha de reescribir en cada generación, pues aunque el pasado no cambie el presente sí lo hace; cada generación plantea nuevas preguntas al pasado, y encuentra nuevas áreas de interés cuando revive diferentes aspectos de sus predecesores». O, una vez más, tal y como Georg Rudé nos recordaba de modo insistente con las propias palabras de Marx y Engels: «Hay que estudiar toda la Historia de nuevo». Así, la educación histórica del deseo sigue siendo el proyecto pendiente. (Nota ed.)
The radical lives of Helen Keller by Kim E Nielsen( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Several decades after her death in 1968, Helen Keller remains one of the most widely recognized women of the twentieth century. But the fascinating story of her vivid political life - particularly her radicalism and anti-capitalist activism - has been largely overwhelmed by the sentimentalized story of her as a young deaf blind girl." "Keller had many lives indeed. Best known for her advocacy on behalf of the blind, she was also a member of the Socialist Party, an advocate of women's suffrage, a defender of the radical International Workers of the World, and a supporter of birth control - and she served as one of the nation's most effective but unofficial international ambassadors. In spite of all her political work, though, Keller rarely explored the political dimensions of disability, adopting beliefs that were often seen as conservative, patronizing, and occasionally repugnant. Under the wing of Alexander Graham Bell, a controversial figure in the deaf community who promoted lip-reading over sign language, Keller became a proponent of oralism, thereby alienating herself from others in the deaf community who believed that a rich deaf culture was possible through sign language. But only by distancing herself from the deaf community was she able to maintain a public image as a one-of-a-kind miracle."--Jacket
Bill Moyers journal : Robert Reich on the economy / honoring Thomas Paine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Moyers and Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, discuss capitalism, the economy, the influence of lobbyists on policy, and the ongoing debate over public healthcare. Moyers then marks the 200th anniversary of Thomas Paine's death by talking with authors Harvey J. Kaye and Richard Brookhiser about how the ideals of this forgotten founding father still resonate and why Americans both left and right on the political spectrum claim him as their own. An essay on the escalation of gun violence in America and the urgent need for more, not less, gun control rounds out the program
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Thomas Paine : firebrand of the revolution
Thomas Paine : firebrand of the revolutionThe British Marxist historians : an introductory analysisLiberty tree : ordinary people and the American RevolutionAre we good citizens? : affairs political, literary, and academicE.P. Thompson : critical perspectivesThe American radicalImperialism and its contradictionsThe education of desire : Marxists and the writing of history
Alternative Names
Harvey J. Kaye American historian

Harvey J. Kaye Amerikaans historicus

Harvey J. Kaye historiador estatunidenc

Harvey J. Kaye historiador estauxunidense

Kaye, Harvey

Kaye, Harvey J. 1949-

케이, 하비 J. 1949-

케이, 하비 조단 1949-

케이, 하비 조던 1949-

ケイ, ハーヴェイ・J