Sun, 24 February 2013
In which we take a look at the Dred Scott case and the fiasco over the Lecompton Constitution, and show how the snowballing negative consequences from those events finally caused the Democratic Party to, once & for all, split along sectional lines. A unified Republican Party will take advantage of that split & win the presidency in 1860.
Direct download: CivilWar15.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 10:40am MDT
Sun, 17 February 2013
In which we discuss the three-way presidential contest of 1856 and its importance to the rise of the Republican Party. Plus, we see Abraham Lincoln start to position himself to be a leading national figure in the party.
Direct download: Civil_War_14.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:35pm MDT
Tue, 12 February 2013
In which we look at the brutal caning of Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts by Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina in May, 1856.
Direct download: CivilWar13.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 9:27pm MDT
Sun, 3 February 2013
In which we talk about Stephen Douglas's sponsorship of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, the ensuing violence in "Bleeding Kansas," & the rise of the Republican Party as a direct result of Northern outrage over the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Direct download: CivilWar12.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:38pm MDT