Smith continues his brief discussion of how to justify natural rights.
Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.
Smith discusses some circumstances that led to the formation of the abolitionist Liberty Party in 1840.
Smith explains how George Fitzhugh defended slavery on the grounds that it provides an ideal system of socialism.
Smith explains how some Southerners defended chattel slavery by contrasting it favorably with “wage slavery” in the North.
How was the abolitionist Moncure Conway widely criticized by other American abolitionists for his peace proposal that would end the Civil War?
Smith discusses the doctrine of state sovereignty, as defended by Alexander Stephens, Thomas Jefferson, and John C. Calhoun.
Smith explains why Garrison, an avowed pacifist, supported the North during the Civil War.
Smith discusses plans for the abolition of slavery by radical members of the Republican Party.
Smith discusses what Garrison meant by the “right of secession,” and how he reconciled his views with his condemnation of secession by the southern states.
Smith discusses how peace activists and pacifists justified their support of the North during the Civil War.
Smith defends the pacifist Garrison from the charge of hypocrisy for supporting the Union during the Civil War.
Smith discusses some of the very few abolitionists who defended the right of southern states to secede from the Union.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.
Smith discusses Spooner’s critique of taxation.
Smith summarizes Spooner’s basic arguments for the unconstitutionality of slavery.
Smith discusses Spooner’s contention that the Constitution carries no moral authority but that it still can be understood as antislavery.
Smith explains why Spooner believed that defending the unconstitutionality of slavery was essential to abolitionism.