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Ep. 83: Who Killed Jefferson(ianism)?

featuring Anthony Comegna on Dec 4, 2018

Those who profited so much from slave labor, rebuked the Declaration of Independence, but the Southern justification for slavery varied by region. 

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Ep. 82: The Constitution & Castle Walls

featuring Anthony Comegna on Nov 27, 2018

Southerners strategically supported a small & limited national government, but their motives for doing so were appalling. 

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Ep. 80: Libertypublicans

featuring Anthony Comegna on Nov 13, 2018

During the speakership crisis, political party lines were strictly defined by the slavery issue, which only inched the country closer to civil war. 

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Ep. 78: Hinton Help Us!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Oct 30, 2018

Hinton Helper is the embodiment of everything that was wrong with Republican Party politics from the time of Free Soil and beyond. 

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Ep. 74: The Greatest of Nullifiers

featuring Anthony Comegna and Caleb O. Brown on Oct 2, 2018

How did Justice Abram Smith of Wisconsin challenge the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?

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Ep. 72: There’s No Excuse for Slavery (Updated)

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 19, 2018

This is an updated version of our episode from July 3, 2018. We discuss how John C. Calhoun led the charge in believing slavery to be a “positive good”.

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Ep. 71: Kansas Changes Everything

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 18, 2018

Who was Stephen Douglas and, more importantly, what did his political attitude represent in a time defined by scheming politicians? 

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Ep. 70: Whiggery’s Last Gasp

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 11, 2018

What would prevent the United States from the impending disastrous split over the “slavery issue”?

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Ep. 68: Free Soil After Van Buren

featuring Anthony Comegna on Aug 28, 2018

The Loco-Focos were out there leading the young America cultural movement: integrating Whigish abolitionism, even when Van Buren had left them behind.

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Ep. 67: More Creative Historical Thinking

featuring Anthony Comegna on Aug 21, 2018

Our conversation about how all history is revisionist and open to creativity with Michael Douma continues this week.