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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a Mises University alumnus and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here

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Was John Brown Sane?

U.S. History

Blog12/14/2017
John Brown was a man driven by religious fanaticism and grandiose ideas. But his sanity, at least clinically speaking, seems to have been in place.

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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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Two Portraits from the American Civil War

U.S. History

Blog12/09/2017
Among Northerners who rallied for war, nationalism, and not abolitionism, was the dominant factor.

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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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How Ludwig von Mises Studied History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/30/2017
While economics is concerned with purposeful action, history is different, and the historian asks why certain actions were undertaken.

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