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  • ISBN: 0486296024 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780486296029 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: v, 58 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, [1997]

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Originally published: Philadelphia : William and Thomas Bradford, 1776.
"Unabridged Dover (1977) republication of a standard edition. 64pp. 5 3/8 x 8 1/4. Paperbound."
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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine published his pamphlet "Common Sense", a persuasive argument for the colonies' political and economic separation from Britain. It cites the evils of monarchy, accuses the British government of inflicting economic and social injustices upon the colonies, and points to the absurdity of an island attempting to rule a continent. Today, it remains a landmark document in the struggle for freedom, distinguished not only by Paine's ideas but also by its clear and passionate presentation. Designed to ignite public opinion against autocratic rule, the pamphlet offered a careful balance between imagination and judgment, and appropriate language and expression to fit the subject. It immediately found a receptive audience, heartened Washington's despondent army and foreshadowed much of the phrasing and substance of the Declaration of Independence.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783.
Political science > History > 18th century.

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