“Not until Tucker and…Liberty [was libertarianism] a distinct, independent movement functioning in its own name toward its own unique…goals.”
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.
“Tucker and his tradition…offer us the legacy of a suggestive analysis of how true community is compatible with rugged individualism.”
“The Libertarian Party is a vital organ of the libertarian movement, even if it never elects anyone to major office.”
“O’Connell stood steadfast in his commitment to abolish human slavery even when it undermined his lifelong ambition to achieve home rule for Ireland.”
Abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was an author, editor, journalist, and scholar.
Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.
Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.
One of the most highly-regarded historians of 19th-century America gives his contribution to the Literature of Liberty.
Robert LeFevre on the long history of libertarianism.
Having previously discussed abolitionist black women, Presley highlights some of the white women in the movement to end slavery.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.
Tolstoy’s radical Christianity led him to a pacifistic, anarchistic political philosophy that rejected the state as incompatible with Christ’s teachings.
Sex radicals Angela and Ezra Haywood published the periodical The Word, often battling censors in their effort to get government out of the bedroom.
A short profile of the ideas of Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar of nonviolent resistance.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
D’Amato looks at the Garrisonians, the most diehard and arguably most consistently libertarian of the abolitionists.