The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

In which we discuss the Northern reaction to the new Fugitive Slave Law that was part of the Compromise of 1850.  Plus, we look at the significant impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Direct download: CivilWar11.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 9:31pm MDT

In which we take a fast pass through the abolitionist movement in the U.S., and show how it made a significant contribution to the sectional unraveling that led to the Civil War. 

Direct download: Civil_War_Episode10.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:33pm MDT

In which we take a look at some pro-slavery arguments to see why Seward's "Higher Law" speech in March 1850 made Southerners so very very angry.

Direct download: CivilWar09.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:53pm MDT

In which we look at the Presidential Election of 1848, the crisis over the admission of California as a free state, & how Henry Clay laid the groundwork for Stephen Douglas to sweep in and save the day with the Compromise of 1850.

Direct download: CivilWar8.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:54pm MDT

In which we follow along as Winfield Scott marches on Mexico City & captures it in September 1847.  We continue spotlighting some of the American officers, almost all West Point graduates, who fight in Mexico and then go on to some measure of fame in the Civil War.


Direct download: CivilWar07.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 11:04am MDT