Historical Controversies

Historical Controversies, Season 3

In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences.

See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page.

See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebellum United States (Mises.org/EC2Bib).

Listeners can support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

Life After Shiloh: Tory Rule

05/01/2019Mises Media

Focusing primarily on the story of nine-year-old Elsie Duncan, Chris recounts the terrible years that followed the Battle of Shiloh for the civilians left in its wake. 

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Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

04/25/2019Mises Media

Chris Calton overviews the history of governmental efforts to stigmatize marijuana.

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"A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

04/18/2019Mises Media

In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 4: "Tell My Mother I Died Like A Soldier"

04/10/2019Mises Media

Chris Calton recounts the second and final day of the Battle of Shiloh, and the story of the Battle of Fallen Timbers. 

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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 3: The Hornet’s Nest

04/05/2019Mises Media

Chris Calton details the intense fighting at The Battle of Shiloh, where thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers fought in a narrow portion of the battlefield nicknamed "The Hornet's Nest."

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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 2: The Furies of Hell

03/27/2019Mises Media

At the onset of the Battle of Shiloh, the Confederacy caught the Union by surprise. But what should have been a quick victory turned into a bloody battle of attrition. 

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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 1: I "Would Fight Them If They Were A Million"

03/20/2019Mises Media

Chris Calton details the buildup to the Battle of Shiloh.

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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 2: Elkhorn Tavern

03/13/2019Mises Media

Chris Calton outlines the fighting at Elkhorn Tavern during the Battle of Pea Ridge, and how the grim conflict ended.

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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 1: Confederate Disaster at Leetown

03/06/2019Mises Media

Chris Calton recounts how the Confederate forces were defeated at Leetown—despite greatly outnumbering their Union opponents. 

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The Emergence of Grant, Part 4: Unconditional Surrender

02/27/2019Mises Media

After Grant pushes the Confederates back to Fort Donelson, the southern leaders must decide whether to attempt escape or surrender.

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