Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).
Voltairine De Cleyre reappraises the legacy of the American Revolution through an individualist anarchist lens.
Smith discusses Gerrit Smith’s arguments for prohibition and the reply by Lysander Spooner, as published in a book by Dio Lewis, Prohibition: A Failure.
“There are no ‘Liberators’ to-day, and the William Lloyd Garrisons have nearly all of them gone the way of all the world.”
Malthus was wrong.
“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”
Lincoln’s navigation of the secession crisis and ensuing Civil War can legitimately be described as unprepared at best, and at moments susceptible to severe strategic missteps.
Born a slave, Booker T. Washington went on to found Tuskegee University, and raised money for many other black schools and colleges.
As part of the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1789, this document served as the first attempt at capturing the ideals of a possible French Republic.
Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.
An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s political philosophy and feminist thought were shaped by her beliefs about human nature.
After defining his terms, our author shifts to a full explanation of slavery’s sinful violations of Christian precepts.
Thomas Mathew of Cherry Point, Virginia describes “three Prodigies” foreshadowing a revolutionary conflict with dark, disturbing outcomes.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”
“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”
Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting equal civil and political rights for African Americans and the rejection of slavery.