Thomas Paine was a hugely influential revolutionary pamphleteer, whose writings were instrumental in bringing about some of the greatest political changes the world has seen. Paine's enduring importance lies not so much in the depth of his political philosophy as in his great abilities as a communicator of political ideas. Conway's Writings was the first complete critical collection of Paine's works, and his Life was the first account to show Paine in a positive light.
Table of Contents
1.—PLACE AND THE NEWFOUNDLAND FISHERIES -- 11.—THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY -- IlL—EMANcIPATIoN ov SLAVES -- IV—PUILIC GOOD -- V.—LETTER TO THE ABBE RAYNAL -- VI.—DISSERTATIONS ON GOVERNMENT; THE AFFAIRS OF THE BANK; AND PAPER MONEY -- VII—THE SOCIETY FOR POLITICAL INQUIRIES -- VIII.—POSPECTS ON THE RUBICON -- IX.—SPECIFICATION OF THOMAS PAINE -- X.—LETTER TO JEFFERSON IN PARIS -- XI.—THOMAs PAINES ANSWER TO FOUR QUESTIONS ON THE LEGISLATIVE AND EICECUTIVE POWERS -- XII —ADDSESS AND DECLARATION -- XIII —THE RIGHTS OF MAN -- XV.—THE RIGHTS OF MAN PART SECOND.
Moncure Daniel Conway,