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Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word

01/31/2001

Primary Sources Show 2 Common Sense and the American Revolution CLOSED CAPTIONED MASTER


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Series
Primary Sources: Workshops in American History
Program
Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word
Program Number

2

Series Description

Series release date: 2001

Program Description

This workshop explores the power and importance of America’s first "best-seller." Using the language of ordinary people, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense called for revolution, challenging many assumptions about government and the colonies’ relationship with England. This workshop contrasts the declarations of local communities with Common Sense to see how support for American independence rose up in the colonies.

Duration

00:58:19

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word,” 01/31/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E2CBB4974A349A28A61D00F133E559B.
MLA: “Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word.” 01/31/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E2CBB4974A349A28A61D00F133E559B>.
APA: Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E2CBB4974A349A28A61D00F133E559B
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