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Lecture 10 – Calhoun, Taney, Dred Scott, and Substantive Due Process Lecture 10 – Calhoun, Taney, Dred Scott, and Substantive Due Process

Video Lecture 10: Calhoun, Taney, Dred Scott, and Substantive Due Process. In your material for this week, you will read about the fall of the Whig Party and the collapse of the Second Party System. You’ll read about the emerge of an anti-slavery third party known as the Republican Party. Throughout the rest of the…

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MOOC | Ideology and the Coming of the War | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.3.6 MOOC | Ideology and the Coming of the War | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.3.6

>>Now in the 1960’s the irrepressible conflict view got a new powerful lease on life starting with the writing of a very important historian, Eugene Genovese, who died about a year or so ago. Genovese’s book published in 1965, the Political Economy of Slavery, re-vamped the irrepressible conflict view, I think, in a way that…

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MOOC | The Free Labor Ideology | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.6.3 MOOC | The Free Labor Ideology | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.6.3

>>So my point is that the outlook of this Republican Party that emerges as a Northern party in the 1850s, is an outgrowth of this expanding small-scale capitalist society, a society of, as I say, small farmers, an urban and small-town middle class, a society in which it does still seem possible to work one’s…

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3. A Southern World View: The Old South and Proslavery Ideology 3. A Southern World View: The Old South and Proslavery Ideology

Professor David Blight: In a speech before the Virginia Secession Convention, in 1861, in late April, in the wake of the firing on Fort Sumter, the newly elected–sort of appointed–Vice-President of the Confederacy, Alexander H. Stephens, gave a speech that became quickly known to history as his “Cornerstone Speech.” This is Spring, 1861. Alexander H.…

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11. Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War? 11. Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War?

Professor David Blight: So what caused the Civil War? Somebody said “slavery.” Can I hear a “states’ rights?” Can I hear a “conflicting civilizations?” Can I hear “unctuous fury?” Can I hear “fanaticism?” Can I hear “fear?” Can I hear “stupidity?” Can I hear “Goddamn Yankees?” Or Jefferson Davis may have captured the kind of…

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Traits of Civilization Traits of Civilization

[Theme music] Hi everyone, welcome to civilization. Actually, you’ve probably been living in a civilization for your entire life if you’re watching this. So what is it? Why have different peoples formed civilizations? There are traits that all civilizations have. To avoid any confusion, civilization discussed here is different in the modern idea of, “behaving…

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Slavery’s Scar on the United States Slavery’s Scar on the United States

If you’ve ever spent an entire lunch hour just staring at a map of the United States – what, people do that right? – you’ve probably noticed this one line that seems to run right across the middle of the country. Why is that line there? Well to figure that out, we’re going to have…

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Commerce, Agriculture, and Slavery: Crash Course European History #8 Commerce, Agriculture, and Slavery: Crash Course European History #8

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, last time, we were focusing on queens and kings and rivalries.Today we’re gonna take a break from struggles over religion and political disputes that made for so much violence and look instead at some basics of everyday life–the foods people ate centuries ago,…

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