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Harpers Ferry, Part 1: The Plan

2 HOURS AGO Chris Calton

After being radicalized in Kansas, John Brown wanted to start a war against slavery. His plan involved secret conspirators, a provisional government, a spy, and a traitor. This episode is part 1 of 3 on John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.   

https://mises.org/system/tdf/Historical Controversies Episode 32.mp3?file=1&type=audio

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Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack

03/21/2018 Chris Calton

After more than a year of planning, John Brown conducted his raid on Harpers Ferry. With only eighteen men, John Brown terrorized the Virginia town for three days, holding citizens as hostage inside the federal armory and waiting for slaves to flock to join his cause. This episode is part 2 of 3 on John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.   :snip:   https://mises.org/system/tdf/Historical Controversies Episode 33.mp3?file=1&type=audio

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Harpers Ferry, Part 3: The Defeat

24 MIN AGO Chris Calton

After losing several men, John Brown’s cause was hopeless. With Robert E. Lee and a company of United States marines showing up to end the attack, John Brown resolved that he would be better off as a martyr than a liberator. This episode is part 3 of 3 on John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.  :snip: 

https://mises.org/system/tdf/Historical Controversies Episode 34.mp3?file=1&type=audio

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HISTORICAL CONTROVERSIES

The Election of 1860

04/04/2018 Chris Calton

After John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, the South was on edge. The Republican Party, in their eyes, was proof of the overwhelming presence of violent abolitionists in the North. The result was a North-South split in the Democrat Party, threats of secession if a Republican won, and a four-way presidential race.  :snip: https://mises.org/system/tdf/Historical Controversies Episode 35.mp3?file=1&type=audio

https://mises.org/library/election-1860

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Secession: The First Wave

30 MIN AGO Chris Calton

Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln — who didn’t win a single southern state — seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union, hoping the other eight slave states would join them.

Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the antebellum period leading up to the Civil War. This is the 24th and final episode in the second season of Historical Controversieshttps://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/Historical Controversies Episode 36.mp3?file=1&type=audio

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The Unknown Confederate West

By Al Benson on Apr 10, 2018

A review of The Civil War in the American West by Alvin M. Josephy (Vintage, 1993).

As the “history” books to which government school students are subjected begin to deal with the War of Northern Aggression, they tend to make little mention of those states and territories west of the Mississippi, with the exception of Missouri and Kansas. Missouri, so we’ve been told, was chock full of greasy, “racist, hate-mongering “nativist” bushwhackers, who wanted nothing more out of life than to lie in wait so they could ambush the noble, virtuous, godly abolitionists from Kansas to whom “anti-slavery was the law of God.” Other than their presenting us with this little tidbit of historic fertilizer, they tell us almost nothing of what went on in the rest of the West. Either they haven’t done the homework or they have and hope we haven’t.

I’ve seen lines in some Western movies that talk about the War being an “Easterner’s War” and saying the West had nothing to do with it. Not quite accurate!

Historian Alvin M. Josephy Jr., in his interesting book The Civil War in the American West, :snip: 

 William Gilpin, the Federal territorial governor, wrote worriedly  that 7,500 people, almost one third of the population of Denver and the mining camps, were secessionists.”    :snip:   https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/review/the-unknown-confederate-west/?mc_cid=fa794e88a8&mc_eid=3fe7d9c1ad

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More Secession Talk From a Conservative Outlet

3 HOURS AGO Tho Bishop

Breaking up the United States, a view thought dangerous toxic way back in 2015, continues to trickle out in mainstream political conversation.

The latest example comes from Jesse Kelly at The Federalist:

This idea of breaking up the country may seem a bit outlandish now, but you won’t think so once real domestic unrest comes to your town. Our political disagreements have become a powder keg, one that already would have blown if conservatives had liberals’ emotional instability.

Nobody is expected to cheer for this split. Cheering is not a normal reaction when couples get a divorce. We cheer for old married people on their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

But life is imperfect. Life is hard. We both now agree that living under the other side’s value system is wholly unacceptable. The most peaceful solution we Americans can hope for now is to go our separate ways. So let us come together one last time and agree on one thing: Irreconcilable differences.

Read the whole article here.     :snip:   https://mises.org/power-market/more-secession-talk-conservative-outlet

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It’s Time For The United States To Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous

This idea of breaking up the country may seem a bit outlandish now, but you won’t think so once real domestic unrest comes to your town.

 By Jesse Kelly

APRIL 10, 2018

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” — The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Divorce is hard, but it’s easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife’s car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now the couple screaming at each other all night, every night as the kids hide in their room.

We cannot come together, but we do not have to live like this. The history of the world is nations breaking up and redrawing their borders. If we want to avoid this political divide turning into a deadly one, we should do likewise.

Stop clinging to the past and acknowledge where we are as a country, not where you want us to be, not where things were when your grandpa was storming the beaches of Normandy. Where we truly are.   :snip:     http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/10/time-united-states-divorce-things-get-dangerous/

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