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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.

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Civil War, US

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Jeff Hummel explains the events and effects of the U.S. Civil War from the perspective of how it both questioned and realized liberty.

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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

by Timothy Sandefur on Aug 15, 2008

Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist who fought for black liberty both before and after the Civil War.

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Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879)

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on Aug 15, 2008

William Lloyd Garrison, known as the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper Liberator, was an outspoken and radical leader for the abolitionist movement.

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Slavery, World

by Stephen Davies on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Stephen Davies traces the history of slavery, from common ancient practices to today’s world, where slavery is legally abolished everywhere.

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Abolitionism

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting the equal civil and political rights for African Americans and complete rejection of slavery.

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Feminism and Women’s Rights

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Wendy McElroy outlines the history of the feminist movement and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.

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Why Has Liberty Flourished in the West?

by Jim Powell on Sep 1, 2000

Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.

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A History of Libertarianism

by David Boaz on Jan 15, 1997

In this excerpt from Libertarianism: A Primer, Boaz tells the history of the movement for liberty, from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu through the 20th century.