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Thomas Paine - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations-logo

Thomas Paine - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson

John Adams told Thomas Jefferson that "history is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine." Thomas Edison called him "the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible." He was a founder of both the United States and the French Revolution. He invented the phrase, "The United States of America." He rose from abject poverty in working-class England to the highest levels of the era's intellectual elite. And yet, by the end of his life, Thomas Paine was almost universally reviled. He had run afoul of Washington, broke with Robespierre and narrowly escaped the guillotine, and was all but exiled from his native England.

John Adams told Thomas Jefferson that "history is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine." Thomas Edison called him "the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible." He was a founder of both the United States and the French Revolution. He invented the phrase, "The United States of America." He rose from abject poverty in working-class England to the highest levels of the era's intellectual elite. And yet, by the end of his life, Thomas Paine was almost universally reviled. He had run afoul of Washington, broke with Robespierre and narrowly escaped the guillotine, and was all but exiled from his native England.
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John Adams told Thomas Jefferson that "history is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine." Thomas Edison called him "the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible." He was a founder of both the United States and the French Revolution. He invented the phrase, "The United States of America." He rose from abject poverty in working-class England to the highest levels of the era's intellectual elite. And yet, by the end of his life, Thomas Paine was almost universally reviled. He had run afoul of Washington, broke with Robespierre and narrowly escaped the guillotine, and was all but exiled from his native England.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Hecht

Length:

15h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:53:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:18:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:08:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:35:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:27:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:08:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:25:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

57:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:30