Common Sense

June 17, 2017|
Common Sense
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Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and it became an immediate success. 
 
Having sold almost 100,000 copies in 1776 and in relative proportion to the population of the colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of seeking independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people. 
 
He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.

Title:Common SenseFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 17, 2017Publisher:BertaBooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8826455813

ISBN - 13:9788826455815

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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