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|Thomas Paine||Thomas Paine's Common Sense: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects|
Publisher: Free Patriot Press, 2009
First published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution; Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and the pamphlet became an immediate success. In relation to the population of the Colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with a powerful argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote...