Pamphlet, "Common Sense", 1776

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Description
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was an argument against monarchy and hereditary privilege—and for American independence— that first appeared anonymously in Philadelphia in January 1776. It was so popular that twenty-five print editions appeared within a year.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white, black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
PL.225292.11
catalog number
225292.11
accession number
225292
subject
Liberty
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Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History