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Organizations Dedicated to Promoting the Ideals and Legacy of Thomas Paine

Friends of Thomas Paine
  • Friends of Thomas Paine is a website dedicated to Thomas Paine established and maintained by Philip A. Aromando. The website provides links to a number of Paine statues and to writings by and about Paine.

School of Cooperative Individualism
  • The School of Cooperative Individualism describes Paine as "the architect of cooperative individualism," a set of moral principles upon which the laws of society must be based in order to achieve liberty and equality of opportunity. The above link takes the visitor to a section of the website with extensive links to writings by and about Paine.

Thomas Paine National Historical Association
  • The Thomas Paine National Historical Association, located in New Rochelle, New York, was founded January 29, 1884 in New York City. It is among the oldest historical associations in the United States. with a stated mission of educating the world about the life, times and works of Thomas Paine.

` Thomas Paine Society
  • Located in Pasadena, California

Thomas Paine Institute
  • Headquarters in Idaho, devoted to reviving the Thomas Paine dinners of the mid-1850s

Thomas Paine Society of the United Kingdom
  • London, England

Thomas Paine's Views on Religion
  • A website maintained by Maurice Bisheff, including writings by Mr. Bishell, as well as Jim Tepfer and Eric Foner

Thomas Paine Festival in Lewes, England
  • It holds an annual festival in tribute to Paine

Valor Publications
  • The section on Thomas Paine appears on the home page of this publisher

World Union of Deists



A Remembrance of Association with Thomas Paine
...Grant Thorburn, excerpted from The Life and Writings of Grant Thorburn, published in 1851

Citizen Tom Paine
...Howard Fast (1943)

"When he wrote Common Sense, he told a people already stirred to war, already fiercely indignant, with arms in their hands, why they had roused themselves in their wrath, why they should go on fighting, and what they were fighting for. ... With The Rights of Man, it was different; he flung that at the heads of a people totally unprepared, a people who in many cases imagined themselves in possession of a mythical freedom that was in no way actual, but existed in song and story and legend as the possession of every Englishman."

Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine
...Mark Wilensky

Mr. Wilensky is a fifth-grade teacher in Jefferson County, Colorado, and the author of, "The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine: An Interactive Adaptation for all Ages," published by Savas Beatie, Inc. He holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is certified in Elementary Education.

The Great Infidels
...Robert Ingersoll. Excerpted from The Works of Robert Ingersoll, Vol. III (1892, 1933)

Junius Unmasked: Thomas Paine, the Author of The Letters of Junius and the Declaration of Independence
...Joel Moody
...The Preface, Introduction and the first Letter of Junius, from the book published by John Gray & Co., 1872

...David Freeman Hawke (1974)

"Paine had known virtually every important political
figure in England, France, and the United States during his lifetime. Not one of them publicly praised him after his death."

Preface and Introduction to the book:
Representative Selections from the Writings of Thomas Paine
...Harry Hayden Clark

Introduction by Philip S. Foner to the book:
Rights of Man

The Age of Paine
...John Katz (1995)

The The Age of Unreason, being a reply to Thomas Paine, Robert Ingersoll, Felix Adler [and others]. Henry A. Brann (1881). Made available online by Google Books

The Death of Thomas Paine
...Grant Thorburn, excerpted from The Life and Writings of Grant Thorburn, published in 1851

The Life of Thomas Paine
...Moncure Conway (1893). Made available online by Google Books

The Lost Founder: Thomas Paine
...Harvey J. Kaye, The American Prospect magazine, July 2005

The Trouble with Tom -- The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine
...Paul Collins (2005)

The Living Thoughts of Tom Paine
...John Dos Passos

Introduction to the book:
The Selected Work of Tom Paine
...Howard Fast, Editor

Review by Ann Talbot of the screen play: These Are the Times: A Life of Thomas Paine, by Trevor Griffiths
...(World Socialist Web Site, 21 February 2008)

Thomas Paine
...U.S. History website, hosted by the Independence Hall Assocation in Philadelphia

Thomas Paine
...Sidney Hook
... The "Introduction" to the volume titled
... The Essential Thomas Paine, published by
...The New American Library, Inc., 1969

Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom
...Jack Fruchtman (1996)

Thomas Paine, Author of the Declaration of Independence
...Joseph Lewis (Freethought Press Association, 1947)

Thomas Paine, Crusader for Liberty
...Albert Marrin (Knopf Books for young readers, 2014)

Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
...Harvey J. Kaye (2006)

Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and theBirth of the Modern Nations
...Craig Nelson (2006)

Thomas Paine -- His Life, Work and Times
...Audrey Williamson (1973)

Thomas Paine, Liberty's Hated Torchbearer
...George F. Smith
...(Ludwig von Mises Institute, 8 June 2010)

Preface and Introduction to the book:
Thomas Paine: Representative Selections
...Harry Hayden Clark (1944)

Thomas Paine: Social and Political Thought
...Gregory Claeys (1989)

Thomas Paine: Was He Junius?
...William Burr
...1890, by the Freethought Publishing Company

Interview on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" of Christopher Hitchens regarding his book:
Thomas Paine's Rights of Man
...(23 October 2007)

  • Selected Writings of Thomas Paine, a book edited by Ira Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert, published by Yale University Press in 2015.

    Irwin Spiegelman commented in the Summer 2015 issue of The Bulletin of Thomas Paine Friends that the volume "deserves a PADL red warning flag suggesting that TPF members look into whether Paine is being defamed. Could it be that the authors selected this book form for their essays so that they would avoid peer reviews, if submitted to scholarly journals?"

Tom Paine
...Hans Peterson (1994). A portrayal of Paine produced by the public broadcasting station in Utah.

Tom Paine, Revolutionary
...Olivia Coolidge (1969)

Tom Paine, A Political Life
...John Keane (2003). Made available online by
... Google Books

Tom Paine's Birthday
...Peter Linebaugh.
...Counterpunch, 29 January, 2009 .

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