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The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 2

  • Thomas Paine
May 3, 2008

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The writings of Thomas Paine helped shape the American nation and left their imprint on democratic thought all over the world. This two-volume set represents an attempt to make these writings available to both the general reader and the student. Every effort has been made to include all of Paine's writings available at present, and to present them in a manner that would make clear their historical background. Emphasis has been placed throughout on presenting Paine's writings in their essential clarity, and for this purpose efforts have been made, without in any sense distorting Paine's meaning, to modernize the spelling, capitalization and punctuation wherever it was necessary to make the meaning clear to a present day reader.

Volume Two contains Paine's political and economic essays, theological dissertations, scientific papers and political and personal correspondence. Much of the material found in the second volume has never been included in any previous collection of Paine's writings.

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