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Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)
Bicentennial of the Birth of Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887)

Lysander Spooner (1808-1887) was an American legal therorist, natural rights advocate, and abolitionist who wrote important works challenging the monopoly of the U.S. Postal Service, supporting the right of juries to nullify unjust laws, the unconstitutionality of slavery, and opposing the expanding power of the federal government. He is buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. We plan to put many of these works online in the near future.

[For further reading see 19thC Natural Rights Theorists, Abolition of Slavery]