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The Anaconda Plan

  • Introduction to the Civil War

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/05/2018Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 34 

At the outset of the war, Winfield Scott came up with his “Anaconda Plan” to blockade the entire southern coast. This looked to be easier said than done, as the Union had a very small navy. The Confederates, by contrast, had no navy at all. This episode details the ways that both countries tried to overcome these problems in order to fight a war on the waters.

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. You may support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC. Subscribe today at Spotify, Google PlayiTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or via RSS.


Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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