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Was John Brown Sane?

U.S. History

Blog12/14/2017
John Brown was a man driven by religious fanaticism and grandiose ideas. But his sanity, at least clinically speaking, seems to have been in place.

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Kansas Bleeds

U.S. History

12/13/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton describes the erupting tensions between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers and politicians.

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Two Portraits from the American Civil War

U.S. History

Blog12/09/2017
Among Northerners who rallied for war, nationalism, and not abolitionism, was the dominant factor.

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Fine Art's Resurgence Offers a Refuge for Investors

Financial MarketsPrices

A search for a refuge from modern fiat currencies has led many investors to the perceived safety of art by the Old Masters.

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America's First Civil War

U.S. History

12/06/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which compounded the growing tensions over the slavery question.

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How Ludwig von Mises Studied History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/30/2017
While economics is concerned with purposeful action, history is different, and the historian asks why certain actions were undertaken.

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The Jerry Rescue, Uncle Tom, and Anthony Burns

U.S. History

11/29/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton discusses some of the most significant outcomes of the Fugitive Slave Act.

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Did Tariffs Really Cause the American Civil War?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog11/25/2017
Regional conflicts went far beyond a simple dispute over taxation.

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The Christiana Resistance: The First Shots of the Civil War

U.S. History

11/22/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton looks at one of the first episodes of armed resistance to the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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Chris Calton: The March to America's Civil War

U.S. History

11/17/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton, host of the Mises Institute's Historical Controversies podcast, is back with a fascinating account of the antebellum era.

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