In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.
We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.
Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.
Frances Whipple was almost your standard aristocrat, heir to an elite family name; but through a life of radical activism she helped transform America.
The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.
We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
Steve Horwitz joins us to discuss the relationship between classical liberal history and economics.
Michael Douma and Phil Magness join us to discuss their new book What is Classical Liberal History?
In July 1842, Rhode Island had two state governments. The rest of New England watched, wondering if they would spill into a civil war.
On May 19, 1842, Thomas W. Dorr dressed up like Napoleon and ordered his makeshift little army to storm the Providence state arsenal.
“Nowhere in the world have life, LIBERTY, and property been safer than in Rhode Island.”
1840 was the Locofoco year—their chance to permanently change America.
Abram D. Smith is a forgotten figure in American history. But in September 1838, a circle of revolutionaries elected him to be President of Canada.
The Young Americans were New York’s next generation of artists, intellectuals, and activists; many of whom were inspired by the Loco-Foco movement.
By the Fall of 1837, both Tammany Hall Democrats and the Locofocos loved Van Buren’s administration so a reunion was now a real possibility.
During a state convention in Utica on September 1836, 93 delegates unanimously adopted a resolution to officially establish the Equal Rights Party.
America’s first identifiably libertarian political movement began as a conspiracy to conquer Tammany Hall.