1737 - 1809

"THESE are the times that try men's souls...Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered;

yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."



For a brief biographical sketch, please click on the following source:

Perspectives in American Literature

For a British perspective on Paine, click here:

BBC: Thomas Paine - Citizen of the World

The American Crisis - Collection of Articles