The Polk years began in a sort of uneasy truce between radicals and conservatives.
In 1844, America’s first libertarians made a serious mistake. The kind of mistake with the potential to destroy their whole movement.
Dr. Nima Sanandaji joins us this week to explain how and why ancient Middle Easterners invented capitalism and entrepreneurship.
This week, Gary Chartier joins us to discuss the libertarian corporation problem.
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?
David M. Hart joins us to discuss his latest book, Social Class and State Power.
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.