For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.
William Lloyd Garrison
An ardent abolitionist and supporter of the women’s suffrage movement, William Lloyd Garrison is perhaps best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Rather than ride the wave of romantic, nationalistic Young Americanism, Rogers wanted to build a culture of abolitionism.
In a community-building activist junket, Rogers and William Lloyd Garrison hunt for honest souls in the forests and hills of New Hampshire.
Offering his dismal reflections on the World Anti-Slavery Convention, Rogers reminds readers that the abolitionist revolution is no bureaucratic body.
“There are no ‘Liberators’ to-day, and the William Lloyd Garrisons have nearly all of them gone the way of all the world.”
“Not until Tucker and…Liberty [was libertarianism] a distinct, independent movement functioning in its own name toward its own unique…goals.”
“Tucker and his tradition…offer us the legacy of a suggestive analysis of how true community is compatible with rugged individualism.”
“The Libertarian Party is a vital organ of the libertarian movement, even if it never elects anyone to major office.”
“O’Connell stood steadfast in his commitment to abolish human slavery even when it undermined his lifelong ambition to achieve home rule for Ireland.”
Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.
Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.
One of the most highly-regarded historians of 19th-century America gives his contribution to the Literature of Liberty.
Robert LeFevre on the long history of libertarianism.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Albert Jay Nock, author, aesthete, and social critic, was an advocate of liberty in a collectivist age.
Algernon Sidney was a 17th century English politician and philosopher who defied monarchism and was ultimately executed for his criticism of the English crown.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important organizer and writer in the American women’s rights movement.