By Thomas Paine
Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. This highly influential landmark document attacks the monarchy, cites the evils of government and combines idealism with practical economic concerns.
Published in: 1776
Word count: 21,529 words (≈ about 1 hour)
Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.