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Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at San Jose State University. He teaches economics and history and is the author of Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War (1996).

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Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on Aug 15, 2008

One of the major debates over the U.S. Constitution was between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, largely over the role of the states and a Bill of Rights.

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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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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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How Well Does the Constitution Protect Liberty?

featuring Sheldon Richman, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Feb 12, 2016

Sheldon Richman joins us to talk about the origins of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Why are these documents venerated by many libertarians?

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War Powers

by Gene Healy on Aug 15, 2008

The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.

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Peace and Pacifism

by Robert Higgs on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Robert Higgs outlines public opinion of war throughout American history and the stances the government took to anti-war sentiment.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Van Buren Administration

by Joshua Steedman on Aug 14, 2019

Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history

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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.