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Anniversary of Common Sense

Library Company of Philadelphia celebrates the anniversary of Thomas Paine's

Library Company of Philadelphia celebrates the anniversary of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense."

Washington, DC
Saturday, January 8, 2011

In January 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense”, which expressed his arguments for American independence.  The work and its ideas proved to be extremely influential. The Library company in Philadelphia held a panel discussion on the impact of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” and his role in American History. Joining the discussion are actors portraying Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine.

Updated: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1:31pm (ET)

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