Historical Controversies

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 3: Matthews Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/11/2018Audio/Video
The morning hours of the First Battle of Bull Run concentrated on Matthews Hill, where the outflanked Confederates tried desperately to hold their ground.

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Live Question and Answer Session!

U.S. History

07/05/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton will be in the Mises Studio on Monday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. EDT broadcasting a live Question-and-Answer session. Join us!

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 2: Blackburn’s Ford

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/04/2018Audio/Video
Three days before the major battle, regiments from the Army of Northeastern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac skirmish on the southeastern point of the Manassas battle site.

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 1: Hoke’s Run

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

06/27/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of the Army of the Shenandoah and the Army of Pennsylvania, leading up to the First Battle of Bull Run.

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War Comes to Virginia

U.S. History

06/20/2018Audio/Video
The war in Virginia begins with a few minor skirmishes following the Union occupation of Alexandria and Arlington.

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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 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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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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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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