Thomas Paine's American Ideology
This book analyzes the entire spectrum of Paine's intellectual career between 1775 and 1787, not merely his attitude toward American independence. The author summarizes Paine's writings as an apprentice magazine editor, sketches the publishing history of Common Sense, explains its major philosophical doctrines and contemporary issues, and indicates the relations of these ideas to earlier manifestation.
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Writing and Publication of Common Sense
Common Sense and the History of Ideas
Paines Political Writing before Common Sense
A Runaway Best Seller
Theories of Government
The State of American Affairs
The Time Hath Found Us
Other Pamphlet Polemics
Four Letters and Later Writings on the Revolution
Retrospect on 1776
The Circle of Civilization
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