Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Thomas Paine

Rights of Man posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke’s attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

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The Writings Volume 4

The Writings Volume 4

Thomas Paine

This is Volume 4 of 4. Chapters include: The Age Of Reason (First Part); The Age Of Reason (Second Part); Letters Concerning “The Age Of Reason”; Prosecution Of “The Age Of Reason”; The Existence Of God; Worship And Church Bells; Answer To The Bishop Of Llandaff; Origin Of Free-Masonry; Prospect Papers; Examination Of Prophecies; and more.

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The Writings Volume 3

The Writings Volume 3

Thomas Paine

This is Volume 3 of 4 and covers the period 1791-1804. Chapters include: The Republican Proclamation; To The Abbe Sieves; Letters To Onslow Cranley; Anti-Monarchal Essay; Address To The People Of France; Reasons For Preserving The Life Of Louis Capet; Declaration Of Rights; Private Letters To Jefferson; The Decline And Fall Of The English System Of Finance; and more.

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The Writings Volume 2

The Writings Volume 2

Thomas Paine

This is Volume 2 of 4 and covers the period 1779-1792. Chapters include: Peace And The Newfoundland Fisheries; The American Philosophical Society; Emancipation Of Slaves; Public Good; Letter To The Abbe Raynal; Dissertations On Government; The Society For Political Inquiries; Specification Of Thomas Paine; Letter To Jefferson In Paris; The Rights Of Man; and more.

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The Writings Volume 1

The Writings Volume 1

Thomas Paine

This is Volume 1 of 4 and covers the period 1774-1779. Chapters include: African Slavery In America; A Dialogue Between General Wolfe And General Gage In A Wood Near Boston; The Magazine In America; New Anecdotes Of Alexander The Great; Reflections On Unhappy Marriages; An Occasional Letter On The Female Sex; Retreat Across The Delaware; Letter To Franklin, In Paris; and more.

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Women and Economics

Women and Economics

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Women and Economics – A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution is a book written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1898. It is considered by many to be her single greatest work, and as with much of her writing, the book touches a few dominant themes: the transformation of marriage, the family, and the home, with her central argument: “the economic independence…

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Freedom! Equality!! Justice!!!

Freedom! Equality!! Justice!!!

Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Freedom! Equality!! Justice!!!, A Speech on the Impending Revolution, Delivered in Music Hall, Boston, 1872. This is one of the speeches made by Victoria Claflin Woodhull. A small excerpt: ‘Therefore it is that there shall soon come a time in which the people will ask for universal liberty, universal equality, and universal justice.’

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Discourses on Livy

Discourses on Livy

Niccolo Machiavelli

The Discourses on Livy is a work of political history and philosophy written in the early 16th century. The title identifies the work’s subject as the first ten books of Livy’s Ab urbe condita, which relate the expansion of Rome through the end of the Third Samnite War in 293 BCE. Machiavelli frequently describes Romans and other ancient peoples…

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The Prince

The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of his works…

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The Republic

The Republic

Plato

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. It is Plato’s best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice…

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