In his “Speech on the Oregon Question,” New York Representative Charles Goodyear stood for a small republic in the face of continental imperialism.
To bake or not to bake?—What would those who actually ratified the First Amendment do?
“Life is not eternal and death can separate us, but the Blockchain is forever.” - David Mondrus and Joyce Bayo on their blockchain wedding
Rather than ride the wave of romantic, nationalistic Young Americanism, Rogers wanted to build a culture of abolitionism.
Calls to regulate social media in the public interest fail to grapple with the messy details of policymaking, or the disparate desires of internet users
Smith discusses Birney’s eventual opposition to the American Colonization Society and why he embraced abolitionism instead.
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to discuss how Frederick Douglass does not align perfectly into the accepted political factions of today.
Channeling the spirit of Union Col. E. D. Baker, Frances Whipple became one of the earliest prominent voices for abolition in California politics.
Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).
How was the abolitionist Moncure Conway widely criticized by other American abolitionists for his peace proposal that would end the Civil War?
Smith discusses plans for the abolition of slavery by radical members of the Republican Party.
If Old South slavery was so awful, how did it produce poet George Moses Horton?—Through his life and verse, we seek out an answer.
Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.
The colonial period was one of booming production and commerce, a deeply commercialized culture noted by its fashions, ever changing tastes, and values.
The War Years cast a long, dark, dangerous shadow over the still-young Republic. The world was changing quickly, and everyone took note.
Smith summarizes the arguments of delegates as to whether the slave trade should be prohibited in the Constitution.
The liberal imagination is pleased by multicultural societies like Mauritius but its culture was built with violent sacrifice.
Smith explains some features of the slave trade and the constitutional provision that it would not be banned in America for at least 20 years.