Life in early colonial Virginia was as nasty, brutish, and short as it got for seventeenth-century Englishmen, as shown in the sufferings of Richard Frethorne.
After Bacon’s Rebellion, Virginia’s lawmaking elite institutionalized race—a counter-revolutionary tool to prevent combinations of black and white.
In Restoration-era Virginia, exiled Parliamentarians, New Model Army veterans, radical Dissenters, and African slaves joined powers to revolutionize their colony.
Liggio discusses George Mason and Daniel Morgan.
“Imperial School” historian Charles Andrews provided later generations with invaluable collections of colonial documents.
Smith discusses Jefferson’s ideas about education and his plan for a decentralized system of public schools.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
Tilman examines the possibilities of a New Left-Libertarian convergence, and finds the prospects lacking.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was the chief architect of the United States Constitution.
Ingersoll defends the traditional existence of secession throughout American history, but ultimately condemns it as inadvisable and rash.
Murray Rothbard explains the scholarly debates surrounding the American Revolution.
The storied life of America’s young revolutionary.
Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding. We use them to evaluate our current tax system, which “notably deviate[s] from these principles.”
Fearing for his country’s existence, Ingersoll chastises northern warmongers, their thoughtless voters, and reckless activists.
Donohue explains how modern libertarianism traces back to the Antifederalists, the group opposed to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.