The Resource Common sense, Thomas Paine

Common sense, Thomas Paine

Label
Common sense
Title
Common sense
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Paine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Presents the text of Paine's political pamphlet that called for America to declare independence from Great Britain, and includes background information on the American Revolution
Tone
Writing style
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170576
Cataloging source
DLC
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1737-1809
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Paine, Thomas
Dewey number
973.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
E211
LC item number
.P1198 1997
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1330
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kramnick, Isaac
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True
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • United States
  • Political science
  • Monarchy
Target audience
adult
Label
Common sense, Thomas Paine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5235833
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 58 pages
Isbn
9780486296029
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96047115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Common sense, Thomas Paine
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5235833
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 58 pages
Isbn
9780486296029
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96047115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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