Thomas Paine: Agitator And Revolutionary


One figure in early American history has the unique distinction of being a significant actor in both the American and French revolutions.  Thomas Paine is not widely known today (or at least not as widely known as he should be), but his career shows him to have been a man of integrity and courageous conviction.  He was born in England and moved to the American colonies as a thirty-seven-year-old adult in 1774, just as the fires of revolution began to smolder.

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6 thoughts on “Thomas Paine: Agitator And Revolutionary

  1. Great article! Thomas Paine resided here in NJ for some time. From about 1778-1787. The town is not too far from me – Bordentown. He lived with his friend, Joseph Kirkbride, on a hill overlooking the river at 2 Farnsworth Avenue.He had a room on the second floor of this large house. A fire claimed the building around 1900 but a new one was erected in its place shortly thereafter.,+Bordentown,+NJ+08505/@40.150025,-74.7150825,19.08z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c15ba34e779283:0xcf2c64eff2259367!8m2!3d40.150176!4d-74.715283?hl=en&authuser=0

    I like to visit the Farnsworth House for a sandwich and a beer on occasion. Next visit I shall take a few photos and send them to you! – historic Bordentown, NJ.

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