The following interpretive essays offer context about topics pertaining to the British edition of Common Sense in our collection. Follow the links below to read the essays. Links within each essay direct the reader to relevant material in the original source and its annotations.
Interpretive Essays and Exhibits (1 total)
by Marie Pellissier
Thomas Paine, the mind behind Common Sense, was an active participant in the great European intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. Learn more about Paine's childhood, intellectual development and other writings.