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Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.

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Arthur A. Ekirch Jr. was a leading scholar of American intellectual history and professor emeritus of history at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Ekirch was a prolific author, writing 10 books, dozens of articles, and more than 100 book reviews. 

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.
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Civilian and the Military

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

This book provides an incredible wealth of knowledge and documentation to show that the anti-militarist tradition in the United States was and is robust, freedom-loving, and correct time and again.
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Democracy and Laissez-Faire: A New York Case Study

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Let the banks perish. … Now is the time for the complete emancipation of trade from legislative thralldom." William Leggett (1801–1839)
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The Fresh Air following Revolution

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

07/07/2010Mises Daily Articles
The revolutions were not "against England per se, but against the oppressions of the state, dominated by the English government." Rothbard adds that they "failed largely because the domestic oligarchs were propped up and reimposed by the English power."
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The Decline of American Liberalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

One of the most striking facts about American history is how in a country born in old-style liberalism, the meaning of liberalism would not only change but be completely upended: liberalism now means its opposite. In this massively important work of intellectual history, historian Arthur Ekirch...
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