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Frederick Douglass

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.

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You Don’t Own Me

by Timothy Sandefur on Mar 19, 2015

Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.

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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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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.