Historical Controversies

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 2: Wood versus Iron

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01/09/2019Audio/Video
The ironclad CSS Virginia ushers in a new age of naval warfare.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack

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01/02/2019Audio/Video
The Confederates begin their strategy to combat the superior Union Navy by creating a new technologically superior warship.
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The Burnside Expedition

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12/26/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details an often overlooked victory by the Union.
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1861 in Review

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12/19/2018Audio/Video
In this mini-episode, Chris Calton briefly reviews the important themes and takeaways from the first year of the Civil War.
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Building a Blockade

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12/12/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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The Anaconda Plan

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12/05/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the early attempts of ocean warfare in the Civil War.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice

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11/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the Trail of Blood on Ice: an attempt by neutral fugitive Indians to escape to Kansas.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 2: The Cherokee Nation

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11/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the division of the Cherokee nation into those who favored the Union and those who wanted to ally with the Confederacy.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 1: "Civilizing" The Five Nations

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11/15/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton presents some important pre-war background history on the Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles.
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Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair

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11/07/2018Audio/Video
After months of growing tension between the United States and Britain, a single event almost plunges the two countries into war.
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