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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

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Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/16/2019Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 40 

The Union’s response to the Confederate ironclad was an iron warship of its own. Unlike the Merrimack, the USS Monitor was a tremendous technological innovation, nearly single-handedly designed by a Swedish engineer named John Ericsson. This episode details his incredible life and the many failures that would culminate in the successful Monitor that would make him famous.

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.

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