Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist who fought for black liberty both before and after the Civil War.
A self-taught escaped slave, statesman, and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement, Frederick Douglass is best known for his speeches and auto-biographies, in which he stressed the universal equality of all humans.
Lysander Spooner was a legal and political theorist favoring individualist anarchy. He is best known for his activism as an abolitionist.
Racism, or the belief that certain racial or ethnic groups are inferior to others or deserve lesser treatment, is fundamentally opposed to individualism.
Constitutionalism binds the government to a pre-decided set of rules and is favored as a form of limiting government expansion.
In this entry, Stephen Davies traces the history of slavery, from common ancient practices to today’s world, where slavery is legally abolished everywhere.