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Martial Law in Maryland

U.S. History

06/13/2018Audio/Video
After the Pratt Street Riot, President Lincoln and General Scott take more drastic measures to secure Maryland for the Union.
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The Role of Calvinism in the Dutch Golden Age

World History

The Dutch Republic transformed the fervor of predestination into faith in personal destiny — and the singularly capitalistic means of getting there.

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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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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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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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Central Banks Haven't Always Been Quite as Bad as They Are Now

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Restrained by both ideology and public sentiment, central banks were once kept from the sort of antics they now regularly indulge in.

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Labor and Capitalist Exploitation: Böhm-Bawerk and the Close of Marx’s System

Political Theory

Marx was wrong about the basics of value and exchange — and thus was wrong about the relationship between owners and laborers.

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