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In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. 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.
See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page.
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).
Listeners can support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

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In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. 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.
See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page.
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).
Listeners can support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

    Life After Shiloh: Tory Rule

    Life After Shiloh: Tory Rule

    Focusing primarily on the story of nine-year-old Elsie Duncan, Chris recounts the terrible years that followed the Battle of Shiloh for the civilians left in its wake. 

    Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

    Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

    Chris Calton overviews the history of governmental efforts to stigmatize marijuana.

    "A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

    "A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

    In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 4: "Tell My Mother I Died Like A Soldier"

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 4: "Tell My Mother I Died Like A Soldier"

    Chris Calton recounts the second and final day of the Battle of Shiloh, and the story of the Battle of Fallen Timbers. 

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 3: The Hornet’s Nest

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 3: The Hornet’s Nest

    Chris Calton details the intense fighting at The Battle of Shiloh, where thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers fought in a narrow portion of the battlefield nicknamed "The Hornet's Nest."

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 2: The Furies of Hell

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 2: The Furies of Hell

    At the onset of the Battle of Shiloh, the Confederacy caught the Union by surprise. But what should have been a quick victory turned into a bloody battle of attrition. 

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