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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, the “Concord Sage,” was the founder and leader of the Trancendentalist movement. He was a friend and mentor to Henry David Thoreau. In the wake of the caning of Senator Sumner, he became an active abolitionist.

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

by Roderick T. Long on Aug 15, 2008

One of the founders of Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson was also a noted abolitionist and personal activist in the nineteenth century.

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Editorial (Vol. I, No. III)

by Leonard P. Liggio on Sep 1, 1978

Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.

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A Human Being Cannot Be Justly Owned

by William Ellery Channing in 1835

William Ellery Channing, a major influence on Ralph Waldo Emerson, argues that in the nature of property rights, human beings cannot be the property of others.

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Editorial: Benjamin Tucker and Liberty

by Leonard P. Liggio on Sep 1, 1981

“Tucker and his tradition…offer us the legacy of a suggestive analysis of how true community is compatible with rugged individualism.”

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The Gospel of Emerson

by Leonard Read on Dec 1, 1975

“Here is the very essence of the great philosopher’s thinking, condensed, refined, and easy to read. And enlightening!”

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The Radical Abolitionists

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 2, 2013

The radical libertarian abolitionists thought it was senseless to attack slavery while defending the institutions that upheld it.