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The American Crisis
     

The American Crisis

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by Thomas Paine
 

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"The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published in London from 1776-1783 during the American Revolution by revolutionary author Thomas Paine. It decried British actions and Loyalists, offering support to the Patriot cause. The first of these four pamphlets was published on December 23, 1776; the second on January 13, 1777; the third on April 19, 1777; and,

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"The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published in London from 1776-1783 during the American Revolution by revolutionary author Thomas Paine. It decried British actions and Loyalists, offering support to the Patriot cause. The first of these four pamphlets was published on December 23, 1776; the second on January 13, 1777; the third on April 19, 1777; and, the fourth and final on September 12, 1777.The first of the pamphlets was released during a time when the Revolution still looked an unsteady prospect. Its opening sentence was adopted as the watchword of the movement to Trenton. The famous opening lines are: These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Thomas Paine was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Thetford, Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense, advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis, a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. Paine greatly influenced the French Revolution and wrote the Rights of Man, a guide to Enlightenment ideas. Despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention in 1792.

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ISBN-13:
9781595476265
Publisher:
NuVision Publications
Publication date:
11/26/2008
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736 - June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination".

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The American Crisis 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like history you'll love this book. Beware this doesn't have numbers 13 and 16.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story, leeds to be loooooonger.
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It is time to rise again. It is time for revenge and war...My spirit thirsts for bloodshed and yearns for death.. I am coming... I am the Necromancer... (Sorry if the prologue is so short) -obibunkenobi11