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Writings of Thomas Paine — Volume 1 (1774-1779): the American Crisis
Thomas Paine
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The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine. The first volume begins with the famous words "These are the times that try men's souls". There were sixteen pamphlets in total together often known as "The American Crisis" or simply "The Crisis". Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776-1777 with three additional pamphlets released between 1777-1783.The writings were contemporaneous with the early parts of the American Revolution, during the times that colonists.needed inspiring.