Common Sense

Common Sense

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by Thomas Paine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0879759186

ISBN-13: 9780879759186

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Thomas Paine's Common Sense first appeared on January 10, 1776, and the stroke of luck it enjoyed upon its appearance could hardly have been calculated to greater effect. The political tract immediately became the moral and intellectual touchstone for American colonists struggling to articulate their case for independence from England. It sold over 120,000

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Thomas Paine's Common Sense first appeared on January 10, 1776, and the stroke of luck it enjoyed upon its appearance could hardly have been calculated to greater effect. The political tract immediately became the moral and intellectual touchstone for American colonists struggling to articulate their case for independence from England. It sold over 120,000 copies within three months of its publication.

The United States of America owes its existence in part to the incendiary brilliance of the work. Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy and was the first document to openly ask for independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879759186
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
67
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

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