Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting the equal civil and political rights for African Americans and complete rejection of slavery.
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Robert McDonald outlines the key events of the American Revolution, one of the most influential successes of liberty to date.
The most minimal proposed form of state organization, anarchism, is the philosophy of the absence of government.
Anarcho-capitalism is one proposed type of anarchism, where market actors provide all goods and services to society, including security and common public goods.
The Anti-Corn Law League was a group that opposed the protectionist British Corn Laws and have been praised as a model for achieving radical libertarian reform.
Assurance and trust are vital in any transaction. In this entry, Daniel Klein overviews the ways in which assurance arises and who should oversee it.
The contents and necessity of the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, first debated by Federalists and Anti-Federalists, remains relevant today.
Bureaucratic organizations rely on hierarchal structures and uniform processes to accomplish tasks, an approach to organization that libertarians often critique.
Capitalism is the economic system used by a majority of modern democracies today, in which the private ownership, exchange, and use of property is promoted.
Cato’s Letters were letters published in 18th cent. Britain, focused on the concept of liberty and questioned tyrannical authority structures.
Charitable, fraternal and friendly societies benefit members and overall society while also maintaining freedom and choice of association.
In this entry, Marueen Kelley explains some libertarian takes and positions on social issues in which children become the focus of discussion.
Throughout history, the role of cities has varied. They are crucial stages for the self-organization of people and for the exchange of goods and ideas.
Civil Society refers to the interests, discussions, and institutions used by a society that form without government force by the choices of individuals.
In this entry, Jeff Hummel explains the events and effects of the U.S. Civil War from the perspective of how it both questioned and realized liberty.
Classical economics, the position held by supporters of the free market and limited government, is one of the core tenants of the libertarian platform.
Coercion, the use of force to persuade or limit individual action, has typically been seen as a power of government. It must still be justified.
Collectivism advocates state control over the economy and civil society. Philosophically, collectivism resembles socialism and opposes individualism.