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Why Did the Southern States Secede?

by Anthony Comegna on Feb 9, 2016

It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.

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Moncure Conway’s Fall from Grace

by George H. Smith on Apr 13, 2018

How was the abolitionist Moncure Conway widely criticized by other American abolitionists for his peace proposal that would end the Civil War?

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Why 1619 Matters in 2019

by Matthew Feeney on Aug 19, 2019

The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty. 

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Constitutional Controversies

by George H. Smith on Sep 15, 2017

Smith discusses some major controversies provoked by the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

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Radical Weirdness in the English Civil Wars

by Anthony Comegna and Caleb O. Brown on Jan 5, 2019

Caleb Brown interviews Anthony Comegna about the English Civil Wars and high weirdness in the primitive libertarian tradition.

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The Slave Trade and the Constitution

by George H. Smith on Sep 29, 2017

Smith explains some features of the slave trade and the constitutional provision that it would not be banned in America for at least 20 years.

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Slavery in the Constitutional Convention

by George H. Smith on Sep 22, 2017

Smith discusses some controversies over slavery during the framing of the Constitution, especially the three-fifths clause.

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Leland Yeager: In Memoriam

by Steven Horwitz on May 1, 2018

Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).