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Common Sense Addressed to the Inhabita

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ISBN-10: 1596051434

ISBN-13: 9781596051430

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Paine

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In its time over 600,000 copies of "Common Sense" were circulated through the Colonies. Not one to be politically correct, Thomas Paine and his thoughts were key to starting a revolution.
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Publisher: Cosimo, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Born to parents with Quaker leanings, Thomas Paine grew up amid modest circumstances in the rural environs of Thetford, England. As the recipient of what he termed "a good moral education and a tolerable stock of useful learning," little in Paine's early years seemed to suggest that he would one day rise to a stunning defense of American independence in such passionate and compelling works as Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis essays (1776-83). Paine's early years were characterized by a constant struggle to remain financially solvent while pursuing a number of nonintellectual activities. Nevertheless, the young Paine read such Enlightenment theorists as Isaac Newton and John Locke…