Smith concludes his discussion of the no-voting theory of Wendell Phillips by explaining Phillips’s attitude toward taxes and the limits of democracy.
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.
Smith discusses how William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips differed in their approaches to non-voting.
Smith continues his discussion of the arguments in Can Abolitionists Vote or Take Office under the United States Constitution?
Smith discusses the arguments of Wendell Phillips that abolitionists should not vote or hold political office.
Smith discusses the prevalence of violence against abolitionists during the 1830s, and how Wendell Phillips became an abolitionist.
Smith discusses the split in the American Anti-Slavery Society over voting, equal rights for women, and other causes.
Smith discusses the controversy over whether the U.S. Constitution is pro-slavery, as illustrated in the opposing views of two leading abolitionists: Wendell Phillips and Lysander Spooner.
Smith discusses the crucial role played by the inalienable right of self-ownership in the abolitionist crusade to abolish slavery.
Abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was an author, editor, journalist, and scholar.
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.
D’Amato looks at the Garrisonians, the most diehard and arguably most consistently libertarian of the abolitionists.
The radical libertarian abolitionists thought it was senseless to attack slavery while defending the institutions that upheld it.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.