Rights of Man (Dover Thrift Editions)

Rights of Man (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Thomas Paine
ISBN-10 0486408930
ISBN-13 9780486408934
Year 1999-05-14
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform Rights of Man his greatest and most widely read work is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism The first part of this document dedicated to George Washington appeared in 1791 Defending the early events of the French Revolution it spoke on behalf of democracy equality and a new European order Part Two which appeared the following year is perhaps Paine s finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers public employment for those in need of work abolition of laws limiting wages and other social reforms Written in the language of common speech Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States defended by many who agreed with Paine s defense of republican government but in Britain it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British born Paine for treason Regarded by historian E P Thompson as the foundation text for the English working class movement this much read and much studied book remains an inspiring rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society

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Rights of Man

Rights of Man Author Thomas Paine
ISBN-10 0486408930
Release 1999-05-14
Pages 200

Rights of Man

Rights of Man Author Thomas Paine
ISBN-10 OCLC:777952402
Release 1791