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Lysander Spooner


1808 - 1887


Historical Period:
The 19th Century


Lysander Spooner (1808-1887) was a legal theorist, abolitionist, and radical individualist who started his own mail company in order to challenge the monopoly held by the US government. He wrote on the constitutionality of slavery, natural law, trial by jury, intellectual property, paper currency, and banking.

  • see the chronological and thematic listing of all 36 works by Spooner in the OLL collection. This provides access to the HTML versions of all of his works
  • the entire collection has been assembled into 5 volumes of facsimile PDFs in chronological order under the title of Collected Works (see below or here)



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