Lecture Description

Few people were more significant to spurring American colonists to undertake their Revolution in 1776 than Thomas Paine. But a quarter of a century later, Thomas Jefferson–who also wrote something profound that year–practically had to sneak Paine into the White House for a visit. What transpired in the intervening years to make one of the great heroes of the Revolution persona non grata?

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Biography Revolutionary and Early National

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