productive as he must have been obnoxious, mouthing off about everything from yellow fever to iron bridge construction. In January of 1776, Common Sense went on sale for two shillings. Bell zealously promoted the pamphlet in Philadelphia's papers, and demand grew so high as to require a second printing. American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. These particulars of the human condition meant little to anyone in those years. 16 Writing in 1956, Richard Gimbel estimated, in terms of circulation and impact, that an "equivalent sale today, based on the present population of the United States, would be more than six-and-one-half million copies within the short space of three months".
Thomas Paine (1737-1809 The Pungent Pamphleteer
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Thomas Paine, pamphleteer, agitator, and writer
A fellow prisoner said Paine had struggled to keep his democratic values alive in prison. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs edit Constitution of the United States as proposed by Thomas Paine in Common Sense In the third section Paine examines the hostilities between England and the American colonies and argues that the best course of action. His principles rest not.". He imagined a global means of communication, one in which the boundaries between the sender and receiver were cleared away. He would be flamed incessantly in turn.