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Filibuster in Cuba, Part 2

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Tags U.S. HistoryWorld History

01/24/2018Chris Calton

Season 2, Episode 13. After Narciso López’s first attempt at overthrowing Spanish rule in Cuba, he found more support from American southerners and returned for a second try. Although he would fail, the idea of expanding slavery into new territories was now in the minds of a number of southern expansionists.

Correction: I refer to William Crittenden as both the son and nephew of Attorney General John J. Crittenden at different points in the episode. He was the nephew.

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Chris Calton

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

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