Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
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.
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.
Doherty traces the global history of American libertarianism from ancient times to the modern era.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
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.
Lysander Spooner was an American legal theorist, abolitionist, and anarchist.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important organizer and writer in the American women’s rights movement.
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.
“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.”
“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.
One of the most highly-regarded historians of 19th-century America gives his contribution to the Literature of Liberty.
Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.