The Resource Rights of man, Thomas Paine ; introduction by David Taffel, (electronic resource)

Rights of man, Thomas Paine ; introduction by David Taffel, (electronic resource)

Label
Rights of man
Title
Rights of man
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Paine ; introduction by David Taffel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Founding Father's most influential work: an impassioned defense of democracy and revolution in the name of human rights.Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. In Rights of Man, Founding Father of the United States Thomas Paine makes a compelling case in favor of the French Revolution. Written in response to Edmund Burke's highly critical Reflections on the Revolution in France, its forceful rebuke of aristocratic rule and persuasive endorsement of self-government made it one of the most influential political statements in history. Paine asserts that human rights are not granted by the government but inherent to man's nature. He goes on to argue that the purpose of government is to protect these natural rights, and if a government fails to do so, its people are duty-bound to revolution. Originally published in two parts, in 1791 and 1792, Rights of Man was a popular sensation in the United States, while in England, its incendiary views were seen as a threat to the Crown. For its erudite prose and rigorous argumentation, it remains a classic text of political thought. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
320.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC177
LC item number
.B3 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Barnes & Noble library of essential reading
Label
Rights of man, Thomas Paine ; introduction by David Taffel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1894
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980780487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 259 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504044431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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1002644
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37073588
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980780487
  • pebc1504044436

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