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The Pottawatomie Massacre

  • Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Tags U.S. History

12/20/2017Chris Calton

Season 2, Episode 8. In response to the Sack of Lawrence and the Caning of Charles Sumner, radical John Brown took matters into his own hands by murdering five pro-slavery settlers. With this, Brown ushered in the wave of violence Kansas would see in the summer of 1856.

Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the antebellum period leading up to the Civil War. This is the eighth episode in the second season of Historical Controversies.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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