In this episode of Classics of Liberty, Caleb O. Brown reads the iconic speech “What to a slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass.
A self-taught escaped slave, statesman, and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement, Frederick Douglass is best known for his speeches and auto-biographies, in which he stressed the universal equality of all humans.
Nicholas Buccola briefly sketches out Douglass’s incredible life, from his origins as a slave to his success as one of the most renowned orators of his age.
Frederick Douglass was one of history’s greatest champions of individual liberty and equal rights for all.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
Nicholas Buccola considers Douglass’s place in and his lasting contribution to the classical liberal movement in America.
Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
The slaves shipped to British North America were predominantly identified as Igbos from interior West Africa. Their stories deserve to be remembered.
The Triumph of Liberty: A 2,000-Year History, Told through the Lives of Freedom’s Greatest Champions
In his new book, The Triumph of Liberty, Jim Powell focuses on the individuals who helped freedom to advance.
William Lloyd Garrison said that slavery violates the fundamental right of all individuals to be free, and he dedicated his life to abolishing the practice.