Table of contents for Common sense and related writings / by Thomas Paine ; edited with an introduction by Thomas P. Slaughter.


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PART ONE
Introduction: Thomas Paine's America                       1
Young Tom Paine                                            3
Growing Up                                                 9
Excise Man                                                11
Passages                                                  13
Slavery                                                   14
British Army                                              18
Marriage                                                  23
Common Sense                                              27
Publication and Circulation                          29
Equality                                             33
Biblical Authority                                   34
The Economy of Freedom                               37
Intellectual Influences                              37
Propaganda                                           40



The Forester                                                43
Radical Politics                                            45
The American Crisis                                         46
Thomas Paine's Future                                       51
PART TWO
The Documents                                               57
1. African Slavery in America, 1774                        57
2. A Serious Thought, October 18, 1775                     62
3. A Dialogue between General Wolfe and General Gage
in a Wood Near Boston, January 4, 1775                 63
4. Thoughts on Defensive War, July 1775                    66
5. Reflections on Unhappy Marriages, June 1775             69
6. Common Sense, January 10, 1776                          72
7. The Forester, Number 1, April 1, 1776                  120
8. The American Crisis, Number 1, December 19, 1776       125
APPENDIXES
AThomas Paine Chronology (1737-1819)    133
Questions for Consideration  137
Selected Bibliography  141