When measured by modern standards, and adjusted for population, "Common Sense" remains the best-selling printed material in American history. It was printed at least once in the Connecticut Courant, but likely more than that in its entirety. All the royalties from the sales of the pamphlet (at the time) were donated to support Washington's Army.
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" was called "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary war era" by noted historian Gordon Wood.
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