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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.

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Jack and Jill and Two Kinds of Freedom

by George H. Smith on Sep 11, 2012

Smith analyzes two kinds of freedom, pragmatic and moral, and gives examples of how this distinction has been used in the history of libertarian thought.

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Why Has Liberty Flourished in the West?

by Jim Powell on Sep 1, 2000

Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.

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A History of Libertarianism

by David Boaz on Jan 15, 1997

In this excerpt from Libertarianism: A Primer, Boaz tells the history of the movement for liberty, from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu through the 20th century.

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Editorial: Benjamin Tucker and Liberty

by Leonard P. Liggio on Sep 1, 1981

“Tucker and his tradition…offer us the legacy of a suggestive analysis of how true community is compatible with rugged individualism.”

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O’Connell, Anti-Slavery, and Freedom

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“O’Connell stood steadfast in his commitment to abolish human slavery even when it undermined his lifelong ambition to achieve home rule for Ireland.”

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Slavery

by Various Authors on Dec 2, 1978

Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.

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Editorial (Vol. I, No. III)

by Leonard P. Liggio on Sep 1, 1978

Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.