Murray N. Rothbard
- Title: Conceived in Liberty (4 Volume Set)
- Author: Murray N. Rothbard
- ISBN: 9780945466260
- Page: 108
- Format: Hardcover
For anyone who thinks of Murray Rothbard as only a economictheorist or political thinker, these four spectacular volumes are nothingshort of shocking They offer a complete history of the Colonial period ofAmerican history, a period lost to students today, who are led to believeAmerican history begins with the US Constitution Rothbard s ambition was to shed new light on CFor anyone who thinks of Murray Rothbard as only a economictheorist or political thinker, these four spectacular volumes are nothingshort of shocking They offer a complete history of the Colonial period ofAmerican history, a period lost to students today, who are led to believeAmerican history begins with the US Constitution Rothbard s ambition was to shed new light on Colonial history and show that the struggle for human liberty was the heart and soul of this land from its discovery through the culminating event of the American Revolution These volumes are a tour de force, enough to establish Rothbard as one of the great American historians Although a detailed narrative history of the struggle between liberty andpower, Rothbard offers a third alternative to the conventional interpretivedevices Against those on the right who see the American Revolution as a conservative event, and those on the left who want to invoke it as somesort of proto socialist uprising, Rothbard views this period as a time ofaccelerating libertarian radicalism Through this prism, Rothbardilluminates events as never before The volumes were brought out in the 1970s, but the odd timing and unevendistribution prevented any kind of large audience They were beloved only by a few specialists, and sought after by many thanks to their outstandingreputation The Mises Institute is pleased to be the publisher of the newlyavailable set.Volume One covers the discovery of the Americas and the colonies in the 17th century 531 pages, including index Volume Two covers the period of salutary neglect in the first half of the18th century 294 pages, including index Volume Three covers the advance to revolution, from 1760 1775 373 pages, including index Volume Four covers the political, military, and ideological history of therevolution and after 470 pages, including index.ABOUT THE AUTHOR Murray N Rothbard 1926 1995 distinguished himself as an economist, writing a major treatise on theory, several important economic histories, and a highly praised history of economic thought But he was also known as the pioneer thinker of libertarianism, the political philosophy that roots freedom in private property ownership and decries the state as inherently contrary to the ethics of a free society Writing from this perspective, he gained a reputation as the most provocative and influential contributor to the anarchist tradition in our century.
Recent Comments "Conceived in Liberty (4 Volume Set)"
“I see history as centrally a race and conflict between “social power” — the productive consequence of voluntary interactions among men — and state power. In those eras of history when liberty — social power — has managed to race ahead of state power and control, the country and even mankind have flourished. In those eras when state power has managed to catch up with or surpass social power, mankind suffers and declines.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, Vol. 1, p. 1 [...]
I greatly enjoyed reading this book which was the first book length (or in this case, multi-volume book length) I've ever read on the Revolutionary period in American history. The work is extremely enlightening and Rohtbard's characteristic writing style and his frankness about who the good guys are makes the work highly readable. The work is also interesting as Rothbard clearly views the Revolution from the standpoint of how a libertarian revolution might happen--which tactics of revolution are [...]
Interesting history of the fight for human freedom from the 1400's to the late 1700's in colonial North America. A documentation of the fight from escaping the old world order represented by the enslavement of people by England at the time and the New World Order represented by freedom in America. Interesting to note the same type of parallels went on back then that we face today. Monopoly capitalism, corporate cronyism, usurpation of man's natural rights to be free, government corruption and hu [...]
I read this the second year I was out here in Portland (2007), having been able to get each volume from different libraries through interlibrary loan. The straightforward style, easily accessible to non-historians, engages and explores one of the more interesting eras of the early colonization of the eastern seaboard of North America.
Extremely detailed account of early American history and its significance to an anarcho-capitalist theorist.
This book goes into great details surrounding the founding of the United States. There are numerous stories and pieces of history well before the revolution that most won't know about or hear in your college History classes. This book is great addition to anyone studying the history of the U.S. or for anyone who wants to understand why our form of government was so radical and new in 1776. I highly recommend this book to any patriotic Americans or those looking for details on why we formed the U [...]
Wonderful book. It took two years, and several gaps, to have completed all three volumes of Rothbard's magisterial, worthwhile, beautifully written, if incomplete, history of colonial America and the fine libertarian Revolution.Some observations:(1) Rothbard's fervor for the libertarian revolutionary spirit leads him to join the classical liberals of old in favoring the French Revolution, long condemned by American libertarians and conservatives as preceding the SJW hysterics and the leftist cor [...]
The most comprehensive review of US history, from discovery to post-revolution, that has ever been compiled in one set of books.Rothbard takes the reader on a journey that is analogous to Sagan's 'Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors' - in detail more than prose, and with a unique perspective.
Conceived in Liberty (4 Volume Set) by Murray N. Rothbard (2000)
Rich, detailed presentation of colonial and revolutionary American history from an Austrian economist's perspective.
An amazingly detailed history of America from the first settlers up through the end of the revolution. Fantastic! I hope I retained 10% of it!
It is marred by a hard libertarian narrative throughout but surprising because of the amount of icons and heroes of the Revolution that it overthrows and the new ones that it convincingly raises up.
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Fantastic read for those who love history, particularly from an economic perspective.
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