Common Sense: An Argument for Independence (Wildside Classics)

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"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 ...

Common Sense: An Argument for Independence (Wildside Classics) 2010, Wildside Press, Rockville, MD

ISBN-13: 9781434408679

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