“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.”
“O’Connell stood steadfast in his commitment to abolish human slavery even when it undermined his lifelong ambition to achieve home rule for Ireland.”
Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.
One of the most highly-regarded historians of 19th-century America gives his contribution to the Literature of Liberty.
Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.
“The Libertarian Party is a vital organ of the libertarian movement, even if it never elects anyone to major office.”
Robert LeFevre on the long history of libertarianism.
“There are no ‘Liberators’ to-day, and the William Lloyd Garrisons have nearly all of them gone the way of all the world.”
Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.
In a community-building activist junket, Rogers and William Lloyd Garrison hunt for honest souls in the forests and hills of New Hampshire.
Offering his dismal reflections on the World Anti-Slavery Convention, Rogers reminds readers that the abolitionist revolution is no bureaucratic body.
William Lloyd Garrison argues that slavery was a direct violation of each person’s ownership of himself.