Common Sense

Common Sense

by Thomas Paine
     
 

Without Thomas Paine, the United States of America would not be the strong and independent country it is today. In 1776 Paine insightfully argued that it would only be a short time before the colonies would break with England. Within the first three months of its publication, Common Sense sold 120,000 copies and became the foundation for American politicalSee more details below

Overview

Without Thomas Paine, the United States of America would not be the strong and independent country it is today. In 1776 Paine insightfully argued that it would only be a short time before the colonies would break with England. Within the first three months of its publication, Common Sense sold 120,000 copies and became the foundation for American political literature. Paine's vision and quotable slogans defined the United States at its most critical point in history and remains relevant for today's citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140390162
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1982
Series:
Penguin American Library Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
447,235
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Background to the American Revolution, 1776
From staymaker to revolutionary: The life and career of Tom Paine The argument of Common Sense
Bourgeois radicalism - the ideology of Tom Paine Paine and the American bicentennial Notes to Editor's Introduction A Note on the Text Suggestions for Further Reading
Common Sense
Introduction Of the Origin and Design of Government in General Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession Thoughts on the present State of American Affairs Of the present Ability of America, with some misellaneous Reflexions Appendix To the Representatives of the Religious Society of the People called Quakers

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