Thomas Paine Darryl W Perry Ebook Find Anytime Thomas Paine's Common Sense Addressed to the Inhabitants of America on the Following Interesting Subjects

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Date of Publication: August 22nd 2009 by Free Patriot Press (first published 1776) Add. Info: Paperback, 74 pages
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First published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution, Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman," and the pamphlet became an immediate success. In relation to the population of the Colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with a powerful a First published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution, Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman," and the pamphlet became an immediate success. In relation to the population of the Colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with a powerful argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood, forgoing the philosophy and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, Paine structured Common Sense like a sermon and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as, "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era."

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