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Revolution in Utica and Buffalo

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 17, 2018

The Polk years began in a sort of uneasy truce between radicals and conservatives. 

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The Vile Mexican War

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 10, 2018

In 1844, America’s first libertarians made a serious mistake. The kind of mistake with the potential to destroy their whole movement.

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Polk - What a Horrible President!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 12, 2018

In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.

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The World Wide Revolution

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 5, 2018

We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.

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DOWN WITH RENT!

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 29, 2018

Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.

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The Possession of Frances Whipple

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 22, 2018

Frances Whipple was almost your standard aristocrat, heir to an elite family name; but through a life of radical activism she helped transform America.

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The Witch of Medbury Grove

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 15, 2018

 The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.

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Here Lies Republicanism, R.I.P. (with Trevor Burrus)

featuring Anthony Comegna and Trevor Burrus on May 8, 2018

We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.

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The Dismal Science (with Steve Horwitz)

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 1, 2018

Steve Horwitz joins us to discuss the relationship between classical liberal history and economics.

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The Clambakarians

featuring Anthony Comegna on Apr 10, 2018

In July 1842, Rhode Island had two state governments. The rest of New England watched, wondering if they would spill into a civil war.

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Civil War in New England!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Apr 3, 2018

On May 19, 1842, Thomas W. Dorr dressed up like Napoleon and ordered his makeshift little army to storm the Providence state arsenal.

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The People’s Governor

featuring Anthony Comegna on Mar 27, 2018

“Nowhere in the world have life, LIBERTY, and property been safer than in Rhode Island.”

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The Most Important Election Ever

featuring Anthony Comegna on Mar 20, 2018

1840 was the Locofoco year—their chance to permanently change America.

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The Canada Conspiracy

featuring Anthony Comegna on Mar 13, 2018

Abram D. Smith is a forgotten figure in American history. But in September 1838, a circle of revolutionaries elected him to be President of Canada.