Over 20 provocative essays describe many of the most glorious and notorious episodes in American history, originally published in The Freeman by the Foundation for Economic Education.

You will read about America's earliest fling with socialism, which led to starvation in the Plymouth Massachusetts colony-until they turned to private property; and the inspiring story of Quaker William Penn, the first person to help promote freedom on two continents. Several essays discuss the much maligned "robber baron" entrepreneurs who contributed to prosperity during the late 19th century. 212 pages.