“The Most Incendiary and Popular Pamphlet of the Entire Revolutionary Era”

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense on this date in 1776. Historian Gordon S. Wood calls it “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.” Read it here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/147/147-h/147-h.htm

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