Rights of Man (Google eBook)

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Broadview Press, Mar 29, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Thomas Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse with this text. He was tried and convicted for sedition by the British government for publishing Rights of Man, Part Two but his direct style and provocative ideas were hugely influential. This edition situates Rights of Man within the discussion of the French Revolution in Britain and enables readers to understand the broader political debates of the 1790s.Appendices include responses to the French Revolution, Paine's response to the Proclamation that declared his writing seditious, contemporary political philosophy by Richard Price and Edmund Burke, and cartoons satirizing Paine and his views.
  

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

Written during the era of the French Revolution, this book was one of the first to introduce the concept of human rights from the standpoint of democracy. The Rights of Man was actually published as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Codfather - Goodreads

Although the English used in this book is from a different age and requires your concentration - why use one word when you can use three ;-) It however tells the tale of the early days of the French ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Introduction
9
A Brief Chronology
53
A Note on the Text
57
RIGHTS OF MAN
59
Appendices
303
Select Bibliography
391
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Claire Grogan is Professor of English at Bishop's University. She is the editor of the Broadview Editions of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Elizabeth Hamilton's Memoirs of Modern Philosophers.

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