Historical Controversies

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Introduction to the Civil War

U.S. History

04/18/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton introduces the third season of Historical Controversies.

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Secession: The First Wave

U.S. History

04/11/2018Audio/Video
Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.

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The Election of 1860

U.S. History

04/04/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the political schisms exacerbated in the aftermath of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Harpers Ferry, Part 3: The Defeat

U.S. History

03/28/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton concludes the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack

U.S. History

03/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Harpers Ferry, Part 1: The Plan

U.S. History

03/14/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 6: William Walker vs. Cornelius Vanderbilt

U.S. HistoryWorld History

03/07/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton concludes the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 5: President William Walker

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

02/28/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 4: War in Nicaragua

U.S. HistoryWorld History

02/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 3: The Republic of Nicaragua

U.S. HistoryWorld History

02/14/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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