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  • Chris Calton

Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a Mises University alumnus and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here

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Chris Calton: The March to America's Civil War

U.S. History

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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Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

U.S. History

In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws.

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"The People vs..." — Why the State Claims To Be a Victim of Crime

Legal System

Long ago, governments figured out that more prosecutions for more crimes means more revenue for the state.

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California Gold and Clay's Compromise

U.S. History

Chris Calton on the Gold Rush, westward expansion, and the Compromise of 1850.

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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.

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