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This is All Fanaticism–Wait and See

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers July-September 1838

Our study begins with a frank discussion of slavery, its impact on American life, and the constitutionality question.

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Rep. Charles Goodyear: A Lost Anti-Imperialist

by Charles Goodyear on Jan 16, 1846

In his “Speech on the Oregon Question,” New York Representative Charles Goodyear stood for a small republic in the face of continental imperialism.

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Jackson Kills the Bank, Part Two

by Andrew Jackson on Jul 10, 1832

In our final portion from Jackson’s veto message, the president denies the Court’s authority to constrain his will and affirms states’ rights to monopoly banking.

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Jackson Kills the Bank, Part One

by Andrew Jackson on Jul 10, 1832

Jackson’s message looms large in the libertarian memory of early American history, but how often do we stop to interrogate his motivations?

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Walker’s Timeless “Appeal,” Part Two

by David Walker on Sep 30, 1829

“Should tyrants take it into their heads to emancipate any of you, remember that your freedom is your natural right…God will dash tyrants…into atoms.”

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Walker’s Timeless “Appeal,” Part One

by David Walker on Sep 29, 1829

“Can our condition be any worse?  Can it be more mean and abject?…They cannot treat us worse; for they well know the day they do it they are gone.”

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The Influence of America on the Mind, Part III

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Oct 18, 1823

Ingersoll concludes by examining religious liberty in America. He goes so far as to single out Catholics for their enormous contributions to American life.

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The Influence of America on the Mind, Part II

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Oct 18, 1823

Ingersoll moves to discuss the American contributions to practical life in an era when great efficiency yielded greater power and influence.