Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.
A self-taught escaped slave, statesman, and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement, Frederick Douglass is best known for his speeches and auto-biographies, in which he stressed the universal equality of all humans.
In this excerpt from a July 4th speech in 1852, Frederick Douglass highlights the contradiction of a country founded on liberty and yet supportive of slavery.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to discuss how Frederick Douglass does not align perfectly into the accepted political factions of today.
Frederick Douglass was one of history’s greatest champions of individual liberty and equal rights for all.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
Smith discusses the importance of Garrison’s call for the free states to secede from the Union, and the eventual disagreement with Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist who fought for black liberty both before and after the Civil War.
Smith reviews Sandefur’s biography, Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man, published by the Cato Institute in 2018.
Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
A list of some of the biographical essays at libertarianism.org.
Who was Stephen Douglas and, more importantly, what did his political attitude represent in a time defined by scheming politicians?
Southerners strategically supported a small & limited national government, but their motives for doing so were appalling.
The Triumph of Liberty: A 2,000-Year History, Told through the Lives of Freedom’s Greatest Champions
In his new book, The Triumph of Liberty, Jim Powell focuses on the individuals who helped freedom to advance.
The slaves shipped to British North America were predominantly identified as Igbos from interior West Africa. Their stories deserve to be remembered.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Timothy Sandefur returns to the show to talk about his new book, The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon.