Thomas Paine on Liberty: Including Common Sense and Other Writings

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Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America’s independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful gift book volume are excerpts from this important historical American document, as well as several of his other writings.

Paine believed in more than just freedom in the form of revolution and overthrowing governments. He also believed in freedom from oppressive and ...

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Overview

Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America’s independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful gift book volume are excerpts from this important historical American document, as well as several of his other writings.

Paine believed in more than just freedom in the form of revolution and overthrowing governments. He also believed in freedom from oppressive and organized religions and monopolies. Included in this book are passages taken from The Age of Reason and The Rights of Man, as well as letters to George Washington, Benjamin Rush, and Samuel Adams, and pamphlets such as “The American Crisis” and “Agrarian Justice.” Throughout his writings, Paine provides excellent and timeless wisdom on attaining liberty and living a democratic life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616083519
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,376,590
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Thomas Paine was a writer and revolutionary.
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Table of Contents

1 Common Sense: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, February 14,1776 1

2 Excerpts from The American Crisis 79

"The American Crisis, Number 1," December 19, 1776 79

"The American Crisis, Number 2," January 13, 1777 80

"The American Crisis, Number 3," April 19, 1777 83

"The American Crisis, Number 4," September 12, 1777 87

"The Crisis, Number 9," June 9, 1780 87

"The Last Crisis, Number 13," April 19, 1783 90

3 Rights of Man, 1791 93

Excerpts from Part I 93

Excerpts from Part II 100

4 Excerpt from The Age of Reason, 1794 115

5 Excerpt from Agrarian Justice, 1797 117

6 Letters 122

Letter to Thomas Jefferson, February 1788 122

Letter to George Washington, May 1790 124

Letter to Citoyen Danton, May 1793 127

Letter to Samuel Adams, January 1803 132

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