Smith discusses Gerrit Smith’s arguments for prohibition and the reply by Lysander Spooner, as published in a book by Dio Lewis, Prohibition: A Failure.
“There are no ‘Liberators’ to-day, and the William Lloyd Garrisons have nearly all of them gone the way of all the world.”
Malthus was wrong.
Born a slave, Booker T. Washington went on to found Tuskegee University, and raised money for many other black schools and colleges.
“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”
As part of the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1789, this document served as the first attempt at capturing the ideals of a possible French Republic.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s political philosophy and feminist thought were shaped by her beliefs about human nature.
After defining his terms, our author shifts to a full explanation of slavery’s sinful violations of Christian precepts.
An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.
Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.
Thomas Mathew of Cherry Point, Virginia describes “three Prodigies” foreshadowing a revolutionary conflict with dark, disturbing outcomes.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”
“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”
Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.
Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting equal civil and political rights for African Americans and the rejection of slavery.
John Tyler was the one person most responsible for squashing republicanism and establishing the empire.
“Interviews with [high schoolers] indicate that the Pink Floyd song has struck a chord of anger and frustration with which many students strongly identify.”