Thomas Paine (Author)
DescriptionThomas Paine arrived in America from England in 1774. A friend of Benjamin Franklin, he was a writer of poetry and tracts condemning the slave trade. In 1775, as hostilities between Britain and the colonies intensified, Paine wrote Common Sense to encourage the colonies to break the British exploitative hold and fight for independence. The little booklet of 50 pages was published January 10, 1776 and sold a half-million copies, approximately equal to 75 million copies today.
July 01, 2002
4.14 X 0.45 X 6.8 inches | 0.26 pounds
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About the Author
Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.