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Filibuster in Cuba, Part 1

U.S. HistoryWorld History

01/17/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses revolutionary Narciso López and the American annexation of Cuba.

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Free State Kansas

U.S. History

01/10/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses how the Kansas territory turned in favor of the Free State settlers.

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Dred Scott

Legal SystemU.S. History

01/03/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses how the worst Supreme Court ruling of all time poured gasoline on the fire that was dividing a nation.

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The Election of 1856: A Victorious Defeat

U.S. History

12/27/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton deconstructs the the Presidential election of 1856.

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The Pottawatomie Massacre

U.S. History

12/20/2017Audio/Video
In response to the Caning of Charles Sumner, radical John Brown took matters into his own hands by murdering five pro-slavery settlers.

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Kansas Bleeds

U.S. History

12/13/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton describes the erupting tensions between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers and politicians.

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America's First Civil War

U.S. History

12/06/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which compounded the growing tensions over the slavery question.

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The Jerry Rescue, Uncle Tom, and Anthony Burns

U.S. History

11/29/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton discusses some of the most significant outcomes of the Fugitive Slave Act.

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The Christiana Resistance: The First Shots of the Civil War

U.S. History

11/22/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton looks at one of the first episodes of armed resistance to the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

U.S. History

11/15/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws.

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