William Lloyd Garrison said that slavery violates the fundamental right of all individuals to be free, and he dedicated his life to abolishing the practice.
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.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important organizer and writer in the American women’s rights movement.
Having previously discussed abolitionist black women, Presley highlights some of the white women in the movement to end slavery.
Blanks discusses the struggles for freedom during the civil rights movement and libertarians hesitancy to address the period.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
Frances E. W. Harper was an author, poet, and abolitionist.
Smith discusses the crucial role played by the inalienable right of self-ownership in the abolitionist crusade to abolish slavery.
Racism, or the belief that certain racial or ethnic groups are inferior to others or deserve lesser treatment, is fundamentally opposed to individualism.
Daniel O’Connell was a lawyer, a peerless orator, and Ireland’s prominent political leader in the first half of the 19th century.
Lysander Spooner was a legal and political theorist favoring individualist anarchy. He is best known for his activism as an abolitionist.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.
Victoria Woodhull was a political radical in the free love movement and the first woman to run for president.
Smith discusses the split in the American Anti-Slavery Society over voting, equal rights for women, and other causes.
Constitutionalism binds the government to a pre-decided set of rules and is favored as a form of limiting government expansion.
Doherty traces the global history of American libertarianism from ancient times to the modern era.
Lysander Spooner was an American legal theorist, abolitionist, and anarchist.
Born a slave, Booker T. Washington went on to found Tuskegee University, and raised money for many other black schools and colleges.