After Bacon’s Rebellion, Virginia’s lawmaking elite institutionalized race—a counter-revolutionary tool to prevent combinations of black and white.
Thomas Mathew of Cherry Point, Virginia describes “three Prodigies” foreshadowing a revolutionary conflict with dark, disturbing outcomes.
“Imperial School” historian Charles Andrews provided later generations with invaluable collections of colonial documents.
Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions.
Concluding his grand rant, Coppe argues that God’s angels and prophets are found at the margins of society.
Ingersoll chastises fanatics on either side of the Mason-Dixon: the fanatical, imperial Northerner and the paranoid, prideful Southerner.
Steiner’s book, writes Palmer, is a modern classic that corrects an intellectual wrong turn in people’s thinking about rights.
For Coppe’s second rant, he targets the notion that some behaviors are innately sinful. All creation, he says, leads the faithful closer to God.
Coppe cites the words and deeds of God’s great levelling angels as part of his own personal inspiration.
“Ranter” Abiezer Coppe launches his Fiery Flying Roll against all those who would rule over the free individual.
A full life of Woodbury suggests that coalition-builders and compromisers often accomplish much for themselves, but bury their movements.
Jacksonian management of the Bank War and its after-effects prompted new types within the American political class: opinion-makers and faction-wranglers.
The Review’s life of Woodbury smacks of romance, but the reality is much more interesting and important to the history of libertarianism.
In our final number from Putney, contenders clash over whether powerful elites or common people are the more likely tyrants.
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.”
Against the levelling impulse in the New Model Army, General Ireton argues that only those with fixed local interests should exercise political power.
Cromwell and his proxies urge unity of purpose, unity of action, and constant movement forward. Conspiracies flourish in streams of constant activity.
Camped between two epochs in English history and two factions in a civil war, the New Model Army debates republicanism, slavery, and freedom.