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The Thomas Paine Reader

Thomas Paine - Author

Michael Foot - Editor/introduction

Isaac Kramnick - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780140444964 | 544 pages | 01 Dec 1987 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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This collection focuses on Paine as the political theorist who was an inspiration to Americans in their struggle for independence, a great defender of individual rights, and the most incendiary of radical writers.
The Thomas Paine Reader - Edited by Michael Foot and Isaac Kramnick

Editors' Introduction: The Life, Ideology and Legacy of Thomas Paine
Paine's Writings:
1. The Case of the Officers of Excise (1772)
2. African Slavery in American (1775)
3. Reflections on the Life and Death of Lord Clive (1775)
4. Liberty Tree (1775) 5. Common Sense (1776)
6. The American Crisis (1776-83)
7. Public Good (1780)
8. Six Letters to Rhode Island (1782-3)
9. Letter to the Abbé Raynal (1782)
10. Dissertations on Government, the Affairs of the Bank, and Paper Money (1786)
11. The Rights of Man (1791-2)
12. Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation (1792)
13. An Essay for the Use of New Republicans in Their Opposition to Monarchy (1792)
14. Reasons for Preserving the Life of Louis Capet (1793)
15. The Age of Reason, Part One (1794)
16. Dissertation on First Principles of Government (1795)
17. Agrarian Justice (1795)
18. Letter to George Washington (1795)
19. To the Citizens of the United States (1802-3)
20. The Construction of Iron Bridges (1803)
21. Constitutional Reform (1805)

‘(The Rights of Man is)the best statement of democratic belief in any language’ - AJP Taylor