About This Show
In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in government schools. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences.
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See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebellum United States (Mises.org/EC2Bib).
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Most Recent Episode
Martial Law in Maryland
7 days ago
After the Pratt Street Riot, President Lincoln and General Scott take more drastic measures to secure the state of Maryland for the Union. Placing most of the state under Martial Law, Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus and allows his officers to arrest civilians. One such arrest led to Chief Justice Roger B. Taney to issue his statement on Lincoln’s suspension of the writ in the opinion Ex Parte Merryman.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Fast paced and full of fascinating facts
Do you know why the government prefers to call cannabis "marijuana?" Or which company might have suffered if hemp products had been legal to manufacture in the USA? These are just a couple of things I learned in the first couple of podcasts. Mr. Calton is an excellent speaker. If all history teachers spoke like he does, history would be everyone's favorite class in public school. (my kids loved history because they were taught at home) He never assumes, is honest about what is known, but is not shy about calling out the hucksters.
Date published: 2018-01-18