Thomas Paine’s American Ideology

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Alfred Owen Aldridge

November 1984 • ISBN 978-0874132601 • $105.00

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This book analyzes the entire spectrum of Paine’s intellectual career between 1775 and 1787, not merely his attitude toward American independence. The author summarizes Paine’s writings as an apprentice magazine editor, sketches the publishing history of Common Sense, explains its major philosophical doctrines and contemporary issues, and indicates the relations of these ideas to earlier manifestations.