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Historical Controversies

By Chris Calton

In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences. See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page. See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebellum United States (Mises.org/EC2Bib). Listeners can support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

  1. 1.
    Building a Blockade12/12/2018
    30:41
  2. 2.
    The Anaconda Plan12/05/2018
    39:00
  3. 3.
    Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice11/29/2018
    29:22
  4. 4.
    Indians and the Confederacy, Part 2: The Cherokee Nation11/21/2018
    37:52
  5. 5.
    Indians and the Confederacy, Part 1: "Civilizing" The Five Nations11/15/2018
    27:30
  6. 6.
    Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair11/07/2018
    35:53
  7. 7.
    Union Diplomacy, Part 1: Fountains of Discontent10/31/2018
    35:28
  8. 8.
    The Secessionist Witch Hunt10/24/2018
    41:31
  1. 9.
    The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 2: A Little Short of Boats10/17/2018
    37:30
  2. 10.
    The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 1: A Slight Demonstration10/10/2018
    25:01
  3. 11.
    We Must Have Kentucky10/03/2018
    25:27
  4. 12.
    Forming West Virginia09/26/2018
    37:16
  5. 13.
    A Policy of Northern Oppression09/19/2018
    38:36
  6. 14.
    Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law09/12/2018
    34:44
  7. 15.
    Controlling Missouri, Part 5: Bloody Hill09/05/2018
    32:35
  8. 16.
    Controlling Missouri, Part 4: The Battle of Wilson’s Creek08/29/2018
    37:11
  9. 17.
    Controlling Missouri, Part 3: Punishing the Rebels08/22/2018
    29:14
  10. 18.
    Controlling Missouri, Part 2: This Means War08/15/2018
    29:52
  11. 19.
    Controlling Missouri, Part 1: Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis08/09/2018
    43:42
  12. 20.
    Live Question and Answer Session08/08/2018
    39:07
  13. 21.
    The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 6: Aftermath08/01/2018
    35:26
  14. 22.
    The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 5: Chinn Ridge07/26/2018
    31:45
  15. 23.
    The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 4: Henry Hill07/18/2018
    33:50
  16. 24.
    The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 3: Matthews Hill07/11/2018
    40:33
  17. 25.
    The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 2: Blackburn’s Ford07/03/2018
    41:10
  18. 26.
    The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 1: Hoke’s Run06/27/2018
    35:58
  19. 27.
    War Comes to Virginia06/20/2018
    30:25
  20. 28.
    Martial Law in Maryland06/13/2018
    26:06
  21. 29.
    The Pratt Street Riot and Baltimore’s Secession06/06/2018
    31:25
  22. 30.
    Secession: The Second Wave05/30/2018
    38:02
  23. 31.
    The Bombardment of Fort Sumter 05/23/2018
    44:16
  24. 32.
    The Crisis at Fort Sumter05/16/2018
    44:14
  25. 33.
    Forming the Confederate Government05/10/2018
    29:15
  26. 34.
    The Corwin Amendment05/02/2018
    26:45
  27. 35.
    South Carolina Stands Alone04/25/2018
    34:16
  28. 36.
    Introduction to the Civil War04/18/2018
    32:38
  29. 37.
    Secession: The First Wave04/11/2018
    36:39
  30. 38.
    The Election of 186004/04/2018
    45:46
  31. 39.
    Harpers Ferry, Part 3: The Defeat03/28/2018
    35:20
  32. 40.
    Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack03/21/2018
    32:30
  33. 41.
    Harpers Ferry, Part 1: The Plan03/14/2018
    37:07
  34. 42.
    Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 6: William Walker vs. Cornelius Vanderbilt03/07/2018
    40:51
  35. 43.
    Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 5: President William Walker02/28/2018
    28:55
  36. 44.
    Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 4: War in Nicaragua02/21/2018
    35:12
  37. 45.
    Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 3: The Republic of Nicaragua02/14/2018
    39:55
  38. 46.
    Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 2: Nicaragua Conquered02/07/2018
    34:19
  39. 47.
    Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 1: William Walker’s First Failure01/31/2018
    40:34
  40. 48.
    Filibuster in Cuba, Part 201/24/2018
    29:45
  41. 49.
    Filibuster in Cuba, Part 101/17/2018
    37:23
  42. 50.
    Free State Kansas01/10/2018
    39:46
  43. 51.
    Dred Scott01/03/2018
    33:29
  44. 52.
    The Election of 1856: A Victorious Defeat12/27/2017
    36:52
  45. 53.
    The Pottawatomie Massacre12/20/2017
    34:03
  46. 54.
    Kansas Bleeds12/13/2017
    35:24
  47. 55.
    America's First Civil War12/06/2017
    32:26
  48. 56.
    The Jerry Rescue, Uncle Tom, and Anthony Burns11/29/2017
    32:01
  49. 57.
    The Christiana Resistance: The First Shots of the Civil War11/22/2017
    32:49
  50. 58.
    Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law11/15/2017
    29:04
  51. 59.
    California Gold and Clay's Compromise11/08/2017
    32:07
  52. 60.
    The March to America's Civil War11/01/2017
    32:16
  53. 61.
    America's Prison Population Bomb10/25/2017
    24:16
  54. 62.
    Crack Babies, the Contras, and the CIA10/18/2017
    29:51
  55. 63.
    Just Say No: Reagan Militarizes the War on Drugs10/11/2017
    33:07
  56. 64.
    Yellow Journalism and Cheech and Chong: Drug Policy in the 70s10/04/2017
    23:43
  57. 65.
    Massacres and Marijuana: Vietnam and the Drug War09/27/2017
    19:55
  58. 66.
    Then Came Nixon09/20/2017
    39:08
  59. 67.
    A Bad Trip: The US Government and LSD09/13/2017
    37:37
  60. 68.
    The Great Depression, Jazz, and Harry Anslinger: The War on Drugs Before Nixon09/06/2017
    26:42
  61. 69.
    Culture, Coca-Cola, and the CIA: The History of Cocaine08/30/2017
    42:53
  62. 70.
    The Milk of the Poppy08/23/2017
    44:12
  63. 71.
    The Attack on Marijuana During the 1930s08/16/2017
    38:54
  64. 72.
    The Roots of Drug Prohibition in America08/09/2017
    35:44

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