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Rights of Man Thomas Paine

Rights of Man By Thomas Paine

Rights of Man by Thomas Paine


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Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse. He was tried and convicted for sedition by the British government for publishing

Rights of Man Summary

Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse. He was tried and convicted for sedition by the British government for publishing the pamphlet, but his direct style and provocative ideas were hugely influential and continue to speak to modern readers.

This edition situates Rights of Man within the discussion of the French Revolution in Britain and enables readers to understand the broader political debates of the 1790s. Appendices include responses to the French Revolution. Paine's response to the Proclamation that declared his writing seditious, contemporary political philosophy by Richard Price and Edmund Burke, and cartoon satirizing Paine.

Rights of Man Reviews

Perhaps no political treatise is more important to the development of modern political thought and yet so often misread than Thomas Paine's Rights of Man. Claire Grogan's comprehensively annotated edition of this classic text corrects the problem of decontextualized readings by not only reviving the tumultuous political debates with which Paine engaged, but also by distinguishing the unique style, argument, and overall significance of this revolutionary tract. With a critical yet lively introduction, this edition of Rights of Man is indispensable to anyone interested in understanding the development of 1790s radical thought and its relevance today. - Juan Luis Sanchez, University of California, Los Angeles

About Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an American writer and journalist and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His hugely influential writings include the pamphlet Common Sense, which advocated the United States' independence from Britain.

Claire Grogan is Professor of English at Bishop's University. She is the editor of the Broadview Editions of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Elizabeth Hamilton's Memoirs of Modern Philosophers.

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GOR012609876
9781551115849
1551115840
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20110329
400
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