An Analysis of Thomas Paine’s Major Literary Contributions to the American and French Revolutions during the Rococo Era This historical study will analyze the major contributions that Thomas Paine provided a propagandistic for the American and French revolutions during the Rococo era. By writing Common Sense in 1176, Paine was a major writer of the era, inspiring many American colonists to rise up and rebel against the British monarchy of King George III. This was also true of Paine’s involvement in the French Revolution whereby he wrote Rights of Man in 1791, in which sealed his final contribution to this era of Rococo history. In essence, these important writings by Thomas Paine acted as a political propagandistic catalyst for the...The end:
.....government via the United States during the Rococo era. After this, Paine continued his legacy as a revolutionary propagandist by writing Rights of Man as a defense against France’s revolution against the monarchical values espoused by Edmund Burke. These are the major literary contributions Paine made to the Rococo era, which define his role as a republican propagandist and revolutionary for the American and French governments of this historical period. References Fruchtman, J. (1996). Thomas Paine: The apostle of freedom. New York: Basic Books. Kaye, H. J. (2006). Thomas Paine and the promise of America. New York: Hill and Wang. Nelson, C. (2007). Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations. New York: Penguin.