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David T. Beito

David T. Beito is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Wisconsin, and he is the recipient of the Ellis Hawley Prize. Professor Beito is the author of T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, and Civil Rights Pioneer (with Linda Royster Beito), Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance during the Great Depression, and From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967.

Former President of the Alabama Scholars Association and Chair of the Alabama State Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Professor Beito is the Founder of the “Liberty and Power” blog at the History News Network.

An urban and social historian, Professor Beito has published in the Journal of Southern History, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Urban History, The Independent Review, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Journal of Firearms and Public Policy, and other scholarly journals. And, his popular articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Perspectives, History News Network, National Review, Reason, and elsewhere.

T.R.M. Howard 2018
The Voluntary City 2002
Pandemic, Prejudice & Protests: TRM Howard and a Better Urban America | David Beito & Graham Walker June 5, 2020
T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer | Linda Royster Beito & David T. Beito October 25, 2018
T.R.M. Howard Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer Book May 22, 2018
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Research Fellow David Beito, Co-author of T.R.M. Howard on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show June 27, 2018
Research Fellow David Beito, Co-author of T.R.M. Howard on the Lars Larson Radio Show May 18, 2018
David Beito and Linda Royster Beito, Authors of TRM Howard on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio May 14, 2018

Pandemic, Prejudice & Protests: T.R.M. Howard and a Better Urban America June 5, 2020
Independent Review Articles
“New Deal Witch Hunt”: The Buchanan Committee Investigation of the Committee for Constitutional Government Summer 2016
The “Lodger Evil” and the Transformation of Progressive Housing Reform, 1890–1930 Spring 2016
Selling Laissez-faire Antiracism to the Black Masses: Rose Wilder Lane and the Pittsburgh Courier Fall 2010
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Commentary Articles
The Inspiring Truth about T.R.M. Howard: An Unexpected Black History Month Lesson February 10, 2022
Emmett Till, a New Investigation, and Vindication of T.R.M. Howard August 13, 2018
Civil Rights and the Right to Self-Defense Go Hand-in-Hand July 16, 2018
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Beacon Blog Posts
W.E.B. DuBois on States Rights and the CSA October 19, 2018
More Evidence of FDR's Hostility Toward Free Speech October 16, 2018
Happy Birthday, Walter Grinder! October 13, 2013
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