In this entry, Jeff Hummel explains the events and effects of the U.S. Civil War from the perspective of how it both questioned and realized liberty.
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at San Jose State University. He teaches economics and history and is the author of Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War (1996).
William Lloyd Garrison, known as the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper Liberator, was an outspoken and radical leader for the abolitionist movement.
One of the major debates over the U.S. Constitution was between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, largely over the role of the states and a Bill of Rights.
The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.
In this entry, Robert Higgs outlines public opinion of war throughout American history and the stances the government took to anti-war sentiment.
In this entry, Stephen Davies traces the history of slavery, from common ancient practices to today’s world, where slavery is legally abolished everywhere.