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Common Sense: and Related Writings / Edition 1
     

Common Sense: and Related Writings / Edition 1

by Thomas P. Slaughter
 

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ISBN-10: 0312201486

ISBN-13: 9780312201487

Pub. Date: 11/17/2000

Publisher: Macmillan Education UK

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense is one of the most important and often assigned primary documents of the Revolutionary era. This edition of the pamphlet is unique in its inclusion of selections from Paine’s other writings from 1775 and 1776 — additional essays that contextualize Common Sense and provide unusual insight on both the writer

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Thomas Paine’s Common Sense is one of the most important and often assigned primary documents of the Revolutionary era. This edition of the pamphlet is unique in its inclusion of selections from Paine’s other writings from 1775 and 1776 — additional essays that contextualize Common Sense and provide unusual insight on both the writer and the cause for which he wrote. The volume introduction includes coverage of Paine’s childhood and early adult years in England, arguing for the significance of personal experience, environment, career, and religion in understanding Paine’s influential political writings. The volume also includes a glossary, a chronology, 12 illustrations, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312201487
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
11/17/2000
Series:
Bedford Series in History and Culture Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
670,223
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
A Note on the Texts

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THOMAS PAINE'S AMERICA
Young Tom Paine
Growing Up
Excise Man
Passages
Slavery
British Army
Marriage
Common Sense
Publication and Circulation
Equality
Biblical Authority
The Economy of Freedom
Intellectual Influences
Propaganda
The Forester
Radical Politics
The American Crisis
Thomas Paine's Future

PART TWO. DOCUMENTS
African Slavery in America, 1774
A Serious Thought, October 18, 1775
A Dialogue between General Wolfe and General Gage in a Wood Near Boston, January 4, 1775
Thoughts on Defensive War, July 1775
Reflections on Unhappy Marriages, June 1775
Common Sense, January 10, 1776
The Forester, Number 1, 1776
The American Crisis, Number 1, December 19, 1776

APPENDIXES
A Thomas Paine Chronology
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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