Rust, Randal 2016-08-29T19:07:14+00:00

Randal Rust

This author has contributed to the following articles in the Encyclopedia.

Paine, Thomas - Biography

Thomas Paine was a Founding Father, the philosopher of the American War for Independence, and a true revolutionary. His essays and pamphlets, especially Common Sense, noted for its plain language, resonated with the common people of America and roused them to rally behind the movement for independence. Following the American Revolution, Paine immigrated to Europe where the British government declared him and outlaw for his anti-monarchist views, and where he actively participated in the French Revolution.