Thomas Paine

Selected Writings
of
Thomas Paine

  • HTML Version Text Version African Slavery in America, 1775 — Argued for abolition of slavery.
  • HTML Version Text Version An Occasional Letter On The Female Sex, 1775 — Argued for rights of women.
  • HTML Version Text Version Common Sense, 1776 — Argued for independence of the American colonies from Britain.
  • Text Version The American Crisis, 1783 — Collection of pamphlets to sustain the revolution.
    1. HTML Version — I. The American Crisis, December 23, 1776
    2. HTML Version — II. To Lord Howe, Philadelphia, January 13, 1777
    3. HTML Version — III. To the honorable the Council of Safety of the State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 19, 1777
    4. HTML Version — IIIb. To the honorable the Council of Safety of the State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 19, 1777
    5. HTML Version — IV. Philadelphia, Sept. 12, 1777
    6. HTML Version — V. To General Sir William Howe
    7. HTML Version — Vb. To The Inhabitants Of America, Lancaster, March 21, 1778
    8. HTML Version — VI. To the Earl of Carlisle, General Clinton, and William Eden, Esq., British Commissioners at New York, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1778
    9. HTML Version — VII. To the People of England, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1778
    10. HTML Version — VIII. Address to the People of England, Philadelphia, March, 1780
    11. HTML Version — IX. Philadelphia, June 9, 1780
    12. HTML Version — IXb. The Crisis Extraordinary. On the Subject of Taxation., Philadelphia, Oct. 4, 1780
    13. HTML Version — X. On the King of England's Speech
    14. HTML Version — Xb. To the People of America. On the expenses, arrangements and disbursements for carrying on the war, and finishing it with honor and advantage, Philadelphia, March 5, 1782
    15. HTML Version — XI. On the present State of News, Philadelphia, May 22, 1782
    16. HTML Version — XIb. A Supernumerary Crisis. To Sir Guy Carleton, Philadelphia, May 31, 1782
    17. HTML Version — XII. To the Earl of Shelburne, Philadelphia, Oct. 29, 1782
    18. HTML Version — XIII. Thoughts on the Peace, and the probable Advantages thereof, Philadelphia, April 19, 1783
    19. HTML Version — XIIIb. A Supernumerary Crisis. To the People of America, New York, December 9, 1783
  • Text Version Text Version Rights of Man, 1792.
  • HTML Version PDF Version The Trial of Thomas Paine for a Libel, 1792 — British government prosecuted Paine for his comments thought critical of it in The Rights of Man.
  • HTML Version Text Version Age of Reason, 1794 — Criticized organized religion and advocated deism.
  • HTML Version Text Version Agrarian Justice, 1795 —  Proposed program for England of land reform and pensions for the aged.
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