Rights of Man
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
London: printed for H.D. Symonds, 1792
In Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defended the French Revolution against attacks made by Edmund Burke. Thomas Jefferson championed Rights of Man. Paine was made a French citizen by the assembly in 1792 and was elected to the convention where he allied himself with the moderate republicans who lost power during the terror. Paine returned to the United States in 1802.