The Resource Rights of man, Thomas Paine, (ebook)

Rights of man, Thomas Paine, (ebook)

Label
Rights of man
Title
Rights of man
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Paine
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Language
eng
Summary
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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Midwest
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1737-1809
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Paine, Thomas
Dewey number
944.04
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • France
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Rights of man, Thomas Paine, (ebook)
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multicolored
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Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486111889
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602153
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602153
System control number
MWT11602153
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Rights of man, Thomas Paine, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486111889
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602153
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602153
System control number
MWT11602153
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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