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Introduction to the Civil War

U.S. History

04/18/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton introduces the third season of Historical Controversies.

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Secession: The First Wave

U.S. History

04/11/2018Audio/Video
Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.

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The Election of 1860

U.S. History

04/04/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the political schisms exacerbated in the aftermath of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Harpers Ferry, Part 3: The Defeat

U.S. History

03/28/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton concludes the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack

U.S. History

03/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Manufacturing Jobs Are Overrated

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

03/15/2018Audio/Video
It is a myth that "we don't make things in America anymore." Thanks to automation, we simply need fewer people to make more stuff.

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Harpers Ferry, Part 1: The Plan

U.S. History

03/14/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

03/09/2018Audio/Video
With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 6: William Walker vs. Cornelius Vanderbilt

U.S. HistoryWorld History

03/07/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton concludes the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

02/28/2018Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken discusses how government agents and agencies are often not held accountable for their actions.

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