America’s Most Important Documents: Inquiry into Historical Sources: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, 1st Edition

  • Avery Elizabeth Hurt
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502636026
  • ISBN-13: 9781502636027
  • DDC: 320.51092
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This volume takes a fresh look at Common Sense, Thomas Paine's provocative pamphlet that roused the American colonists toward outright revolt against Britain. With ample use of primary sources, this book provides historical context and a feeling for the times. It explores why this document was pivotal in 1776 and how it still informs the United States' idea of itself and its government. Illustrations and quotations, plus interesting little-known facts, make this a fascinating book for readers grades 6 to 8.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Lighting the Fuse.
2: 'Tis Time to Part.
3: We the People.
Further Information.
About the Author.