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Thomas Paine

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Common Sense | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Thomas Paine's Common Sense. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to Common Sense that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Berg, Susan. "Thomas Paine Promoted Revolution, Rights, and Reason." Colonial Williamsburg Journal, 2013.

Hitchens, Christopher. Thomas Paine's Rights of Man: Books That Changed the World. Grove, 2008.

Israel, Jonathan I. Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights, 1750–1790. Oxford UP, 2013.

Kashatus, William C. "Revolution with Pen & Ink." American History, vol. 34, no. 6, Feb. 2000, p. 52.

Kaye, Harvey. "'Common Sense' and the American Revolution." Thomas Paine National Historical Association, n.d.

Nelson, Craig. Thomas Paine Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations. Viking Adult, 2006.

Paine, Thomas, and Moncure Daniel Conway. The American Crisis. Echo, 2006.

Course Hero. "Common Sense Infographic." Course Hero. 26 Feb. 2018. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. <>.

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