Mark Smith gives us the entire feel of the Civil War by letting us think of it through all five of our senses.
The complicated time of secession was defined by politicians’ desire to grab power in any way that they could.
Nicholas Mosvick joins us to discuss the complexity of Fernando Wood, the mayor of New York who wished the state seceded during the Civil War.
Merry Christmas! We hope you didn’t stage a riot last night on Christmas Eve, because, as you know, Santa is always watching!
What is the real origin story of America?
Professor Joseph Kelly tells us the forgotten story of Stephen Hopkins and how the Virginia Company lacked real leadership & direction.
Those who profited so much from slave labor, rebuked the Declaration of Independence, but the Southern justification for slavery varied by region.
Southerners strategically supported a small & limited national government, but their motives for doing so were appalling.
Phil Magness breaks down Lysander Spooner’s radical activist lifestyle.
During the speakership crisis, political party lines were strictly defined by the slavery issue, which only inched the country closer to civil war.
Stephen Maizlish joins us to discuss how important the power of words is when reconstructing the reality of political discourse prior to the Civil War.
Hinton Helper is the embodiment of everything that was wrong with Republican Party politics from the time of Free Soil and beyond.
Phil Magness helps us unravel who George Fitzhugh was and how he is interpreted today.
Kevin Carson joins us to discuss the depths of capitalism and if the possibility for a post-capitalism world exists.
Calhoun’s vision of Americans conquering space seemed even more possible with Samuel Morse’s invention of the magnetic telegraph.
How did Justice Abram Smith of Wisconsin challenge the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?
Who created the Republican Party?
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”.