Common sense

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Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Paine's Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself from British rule and to set up an independent republican government. Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions, Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld, and economic and cultural progress encouraged. His pamphlet was the first to speak directly to a mass audience - it went through fifty-six editions within a year of publication - and its assertive and often caustic style embodied the democratic spirit he advocated, and converted thousands of citizens to the cause of American independence.

Isaac Kramnick's introduction examines Paine's life and work within the context of the political and social changes taking place in Europe and America in the late eighteenth century.

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9780143122005
9781557094582
9781449873226
9781470398682
9780879759186
9780553898415
089966542
9780140390162
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1260L
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title_full Common Sense, Common Sense [electronic resource] / Thomas Paine, Common sense / Thomas Paine, Common sense / Thomas Paine ; edited with an introduction by Isaac Kramnick, Common sense / Thomas Paine ; edited with an introduction by Richard Beeman, Common sense / by Thomas Paine, Common sense [electronic resource] / Thomas Paine
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