Historical Controversies

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The Pratt Street Riot and Baltimore’s Secession

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

06/06/2018Audio/Video
Baltimore citizens resist the movement of the Union troops, leading to the first blood spilled in combat during the Civil War.
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Secession: The Second Wave

U.S. History

05/30/2018Audio/Video
After Lincoln’s call for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the “Southern Rebellion,” the Upper South states reconsider their decision to remain in the Union.
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The Bombardment of Fort Sumter

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/23/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the incredible story of one of the most significant episodes in the history of the United States.
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The Crisis at Fort Sumter

U.S. History

05/16/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton analyzes Lincoln’s momentous—and historically controversial—decision.
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Forming the Confederate Government

U.S. History

05/10/2018Audio/Video
More Deep South states join South Carolina in seceding from the Union.
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The Corwin Amendment

U.S. History

05/02/2018Audio/Video
With disunion looming, conservative Republicans and southern unionists seek a compromise that would keep the Union together.
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South Carolina Stands Alone

U.S. History

04/25/2018Audio/Video
For almost a month, South Carolina was the only state to have formally seceded from the Union.
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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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