Southerners strategically supported a small & limited national government, but their motives for doing so were appalling.
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 reviews Sandefur’s biography, Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man, published by the Cato Institute in 2018.
Rather than ride the wave of romantic, nationalistic Young Americanism, Rogers wanted to build a culture of abolitionism.
Who was Stephen Douglas and, more importantly, what did his political attitude represent in a time defined by scheming politicians?
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to discuss how Frederick Douglass does not align perfectly into the accepted political factions of today.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
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.