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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History


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

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

Chris Calton analyzes Lincoln’s momentous—and historically controversial—decision.
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The Corwin Amendment

U.S. History

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

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

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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