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The Putney Debates: The Levellers’ Rejoinder

by Various Authors on Oct 29, 1647

True to their radicalism, the Levellers get to the root of it all: The great land claims defied God’s commandment “Thou shalt not steal.”

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The Putney Debates: Ireton’s Case

by Various Authors on Oct 29, 1647

Against the levelling impulse in the New Model Army, General Ireton argues that only those with fixed local interests should exercise political power.

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The Putney Debates: Day Two

by Various Authors on Oct 29, 1647

Cromwell and his proxies urge unity of purpose, unity of action, and constant movement forward. Conspiracies flourish in streams of constant activity.

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The Putney Debates: Day One

by Various Authors on Oct 28, 1647

Camped between two epochs in English history and two factions in a civil war, the New Model Army debates republicanism, slavery, and freedom.

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Slavery, Sin, and Satan

by Levi Hart on Sep 20, 1774

Having defined and described liberty, Hart exposes the sin of slavery, and the slaveholder’s own bondage to Satan.

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The Quaker Peacemaker and King Philip

by John Easton on Dec 5, 1675

Rhode Island’s Quaker deputy-governor desperately seeks peace while Puritan expansionists see only opportunity.

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Reclaiming the Commons: Digger Principles

by Various Authors 1649

Gerard Winstanley and the Diggers took direct action to reclaim the commons and level the rights, powers, and privileges unjustly granted to a few aristocrats.

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Hannibal on the Amistad

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers Aug-Dec, 1839

Rogers introduces Cinques and the Amistad rebels, who showed that a chance at liberty and autonomy was more precious than life under slavery.