The Thomas Paine Reader

The Thomas Paine Reader

by Thomas Paine


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ISBN-13: 9781604591385
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 11/26/2007
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas Paine (1737-1802) was born at Thetford, Norfolk in England, as a son of a Quaker. He immigrated to America in 1774. There he published works criticising the slavery and supporting American independence. He became very popular but returned to England where he became involved in the French Revolution. After that he returned to America, where he died. 

Isaac Kramnick is a professor of Government at Cornell University and has edited of The Federalist Papers and The Thomas Paine Reader.

Table of Contents

The Thomas Paine Reader - Edited by Michael Foot and Isaac Kramnick Editors' Introduction: The Life, Ideology and Legacy of Thomas Paine
Paine's Writings:
1. The Case of the Officers of Excise (1772)
2. African Slavery in American (1775)
3. Reflections on the Life and Death of Lord Clive (1775)
4. Liberty Tree (1775)5. Common Sense (1776)
6. The American Crisis (1776-83)
7. Public Good (1780)
8. Six Letters to Rhode Island (1782-3)
9. Letter to the Abbé Raynal (1782)
10. Dissertations on Government, the Affairs of the Bank, and Paper Money (1786)
11. The Rights of Man (1791-2)
12. Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation (1792)
13. An Essay for the Use of New Republicans in Their Opposition to Monarchy (1792)
14. Reasons for Preserving the Life of Louis Capet (1793)
15. The Age of Reason, Part One (1794)
16. Dissertation on First Principles of Government (1795)
17. Agrarian Justice (1795)
18. Letter to George Washington (1795)
19. To the Citizens of the United States (1802-3)
20. The Construction of Iron Bridges (1803)
21. Constitutional Reform (1805)

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The Thomas Paine Reader 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sovranty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It seems odd that any of what Thomas Paine wrote needed to be said, that in today's climate we take it all as being obvious. This is a great foundational book for the history of American government.
Hill_Ravens More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and educational read. The writing is a little wordy and dry at times, but is bearable due to the slight humor throughout the works. Very interesting to read and see first hand how horribly the book is being represented by most political groups in the media. All works are subject to interpretation, however I know first hand of blatant examples of Paine's works being taken out of context to suit whatever party is quoting or ripping of his works. I have a lot more respect and patience with the founding of our nation after reading this. Highly recommend for anyone curious about the start of our country.