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Jackson Kills the Bank, Part One

by Andrew Jackson on Jul 10, 1832

Jackson’s message looms large in the libertarian memory of early American history, but how often do we stop to interrogate his motivations?

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Jackson Kills the Bank, Part Two

by Andrew Jackson on Jul 10, 1832

In our final portion from Jackson’s veto message, the president denies the Court’s authority to constrain his will and affirms states’ rights to monopoly banking.

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Man Cannot Hold Property in Man

by William Lloyd Garrison on Dec 13, 1833

William Lloyd Garrison argues that slavery was a direct violation of each person’s ownership of himself.

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Lives of the Necromancers, Part I

by William Godwin in 1834

“If we would know man in all his subtleties, we must deviate into the world of miracles and sorcery…It is here that man is most astonishing.”