Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on 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.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.
The slaves shipped to British North America were predominantly identified as Igbos from interior West Africa. Their stories deserve to be remembered.
Constitutionalism binds the government to a pre-decided set of rules and is favored as a form of limiting government expansion.
Racism, or the belief that certain racial or ethnic groups are inferior to others or deserve lesser treatment, is fundamentally opposed to individualism.
Lysander Spooner was a legal and political theorist favoring individualist anarchy. He is best known for his activism as an abolitionist.
In this entry, Stephen Davies traces the history of slavery, from common ancient practices to today’s world, where slavery is legally abolished everywhere.
Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist who fought for black liberty both before and after the Civil War.
Frances E. W. Harper was an author, poet, and abolitionist.
Smith discusses the split in the American Anti-Slavery Society over voting, equal rights for women, and other causes.
Smith discusses the crucial role played by the inalienable right of self-ownership in the abolitionist crusade to abolish slavery.
The famous Roman statesman advocated the principles that became the bedrock of liberty in the modern world.
Having previously discussed abolitionist black women, Presley highlights some of the white women in the movement to end slavery.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
In this episode of Classics of Liberty, Caleb O. Brown reads the iconic speech “What to a slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass.
Victoria Woodhull was a political radical in the free love movement and the first woman to run for president.
Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.
Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger.