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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/05/2018

Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse. 

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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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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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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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The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

The prosperous League had no coherent political organization, and there was no clearly defined administrative center or a system for raising taxes.
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The Election of 1856: A Victorious Defeat

U.S. History

12/27/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton deconstructs the the Presidential election of 1856.
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Time for Another Revolution

Free MarketsInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

12/21/2017Mises Daily Articles
In exchange for an income tax King George III would have conceded every point made against him by the colonists.
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