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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
Blanks discusses the struggles for freedom during the civil rights movement and libertarians hesitancy to address the period.
A list of some of the biographical essays at libertarianism.org.