The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late 19th Century America
Individualist anarchism in America of the late nineteenth century revolved around and was expressed through Liberty, a periodical published and edited by Benjamin R. Tucker from 1881 to 1908. It served as a conduit for foreign thought, particularly that of Proudhon and Spencer; it introduced Max Stirner and egoism to America;' it was the forum for lengthy, high-caliber debate on issues such as children's rights, intellectual property, natural rights and economics.
Because Liberty mirrored the controversies and the personalities of its time, and because its editor- Benjamin R. Tucker- was the most influential of the individualist anarchists, it is natural to use Liberty as a textbook of libertarian culture of the late nineteenth century.
Volume 5, Number 3 (1981)
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McElroy, Wendy. "Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late 19th Century America." Journal of Libertarian Studies 5, No. 3 (1981): 291–304.