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Common Sense and Related Writings

Common Sense and Related Writings - 01 edition

Common Sense and Related Writings - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780312201487

ISBN10: 0312201486

Common Sense and Related Writings by Thomas P. Paine and Thomas P.  Ed. Slaughter - ISBN 9780312201487
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Bedford Books
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Common Sense and Related Writings by Thomas P. Paine and Thomas P.  Ed. Slaughter - ISBN 9780312201487

ISBN13: 9780312201487

ISBN10: 0312201486

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
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Summary

Foreword
Preface
A Note on the Texts

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THOMAS PAINE'S AMERICA

Young Tom Paine
Growing Up
Excise Man
Passages
Slavery
British Army
Marriage
Common Sense
Publication and Circulation
Equality
Biblical Authority
The Economy of Freedom
Intellectual Influences
Propaganda
The Forester
Radical Politics
The American Crisis
Thomas Paine's Future


PART TWO. DOCUMENTS

African Slavery in America, 1774
A Serious Thought, October 18, 1775
A Dialogue between General Wolfe and General Gage in a Wood Near Boston, January 4, 1775
Thoughts on Defensive War, July 1775
Reflections on Unhappy Marriages, June 1775
Common Sense, January 10, 1776
The Forester, Number 1, 1776
The American Crisis, Number 1, December 19, 1776


APPENDIXES

A Thomas Paine Chronology
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index

Author Bio

Slaughter, Thomas P. : Rutgers University

Thomas P. Slaughter is Professor of History at Rutgers University. He is the author of three prize-winning books: The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution (1986); Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North (1991); and The Natures of John and William Bartram (1996). He also edited the Library of America edition of The Writings of William Bartram (1996). His books have won the National Historical Society Book Prize, the American Revolution Round Table Award, the Society of the Cincinnati Award, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Distinguished Author Award. He is a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center. He is currently writing two books, Vision Quest: Lewis and Clark's Search for the Known and The Snake in the Garden and Snakes in the Grass: History and Culture in Early America.