William Leggett’s antislavery wasn’t just spontaneous. His editorial career was spent teasing out the finer points of libertarian theory.
William Leggett was the man who created the first identifiably libertarian movement in American history.
William Morgan was about to publish the Freemasons’ tightly controlled secrets. Morgan planned to expose the powers conferred by initiation.
Much as we modern libertarians might love to hate the Whigs, they were in many ways indistinguishable from the Jacksonians.
The 1820s, 30s, and 40s were rough and tumble times. Life changed more quickly in those decades than ever before and practically everyone felt it.
Joel Mokyr argues that the elite stood on the shoulders of craftsmen to bring us into the age of Enlightenment.
Historians call 1816-1824 the “Era of Good Feelings” because there were no real party organizations.
There was a conspiracy to create Christmas. This is a fairly standard historical interpretation of the American Christmas celebration.
The colonial period was one of booming production and commerce, a deeply commercialized culture noted by its fashions, ever changing tastes, and values.
The War Years cast a long, dark, dangerous shadow over the still-young Republic. The world was changing quickly, and everyone took note.
This First Patriot Coalition helped win the war, but the Second, a far more aristocratical, power-friendly coalition was already busy about its work.
Benjamin Lay, the lone Quaker dwarf abolitionist was perhaps the most radical person on the planet during his own time.
What happened in Haiti in the 1790s was unique and truly revolutionary.
What, exactly, is a revolution?
Happy Halloween from Liberty Chronicles! We’re celebrating Reformation Day and replaying one of our favorite episodes on the Salem Witch Trials.
Sheldon Richman has been a staple of modern libertarianism. His work builds on an argument that politicians do not build societies.
For every successful revolution there are maybe dozens that fail. For every 1776 there is a 1741.
We’re inclined to look at 18th-century America and see the grand legacy of freedoms won, but what about the freedoms we lost?