The American Crisis is a series of 16 pamphlets by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, with three additional pamphlets released between 1777 and 1783 Paine signed the pamphlets with the pseudonym, “Common Sense.”
The pamphlets were released during the early parts of the American Revolution, during a time when colonists needed inspiring works. Paine’s writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people’s consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war, and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace.
Part 7 is amazing for it’s use of colorful language and as an illustration of Thomas Paine ‘s absolute mastery of the art of propaganda!