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One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism.

The first part of this document, dedicated to George Washington, appeared in 1791. Defending the early events of the French Revolution, it spoke on behalf of democracy, equality, and a new European order. Part Two, which appeared the following year, is perhaps Paine's finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.

Written in the language of common speech, Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States, defended by many who agreed with Paine's defense of republican government; but in Britain, it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious, causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British-born Paine for treason.

Regarded by historian E. P. Thompson as the "foundation-text for the English working-class movement," this much-read and much-studied book remains an inspiring, rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society.

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One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.

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One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.

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Eric Hamell, April 10, 2014 (view all comments by Eric Hamell)
I read this a number of years ago and found it very interesting and engaging. As an early brief for democracy, addressing some arguments that are no longer commonly remembered (particularly those of Edmund Burke), it provides fascinating food for thought. There are also some formulations that can be argued to make the case for more advanced positions than Paine himself took, including ones that are still considered radical today. Apropos here is this quote (a favorite of mine) condemning slavish obedience to arrangements bequeathed by generations past: "There is no form of tyranny more outrageous than an attempt to rule from beyond the grave."
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ISBN:
9780486408934
Author:
Paine, Thomas
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Paine
Location:
Mineola, NY:
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
France
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Paine, thomas, 1737-1809
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Burke, Edmund
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.
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One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.
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