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Thomas Paine and the American Revolution

Thomas Paine panel discussion

Thomas Paine panel discussion

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 9, 2011

In January 1776, Thomas Pain published “Common Sense”, which expressed his arguments for American independence.  The work and its ideas proved to be extremely influential. From the New Rochelle Public Library in New Rochelle, New York, a discussion on Thomas Paine and his role in the American Revolution as an author, soldier and founding father.

Updated: Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 12:41pm (ET)

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