The Thomas Paine Library
Thomas Paine was one of the recognized legends in the founding of this
country. He was an author and revolutionary activist who took part in three revolutions.
His role in American history, as well as world history, is monumental. John Adams said:
"Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in
vain." Paine's impact on philosophy and politics helped mold the age of
democratic revolutions and reverberates down to this day.
(From the Bordentown Historical Society)
Age Of Reason
The American Crisis
Works by Thomas Paine You can Buy:
"These are the times that try men's souls," begins Thomas
Paine's Common Sense, the impassioned pamphlet that helped ignite the American
Revolution. Published in Philadelphia in January of 1776, Common Sense sold 150,000
copies almost immediately. A powerful piece of propaganda, it attacked the idea of a
hereditary monarchy, dismissed the chance for reconciliation with England, and outlined
the economic benefits of independence while espousing equality of rights among citizens.
Paine fanned a flame that was already burning, but many historians argue that his work
unified dissenting voices and persuaded patriots that the American Revolution was not only
necessary, but an epochal step in world history.
Age Of Reason
Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense, the Crisis, and Other
Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters : Rights of Man : The Age of Reason
A collection of the work of Thomas Paine, the democratic voice of
the Age of Revolution, includes Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, and
The Age of Reason, plus letters and prophetic articles.
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