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Causality or Influence: Nullification Revisited

In Mitch’s post concerning John C. Calhoun’s home in Charleston, South Carolina, it was asserted that nullification, a method advanced by Calhoun to invalidate the Tariff of Abominations, ultimately grew into secession.  Having written a term paper recently on Calhoun’s political thought, I cannot help myself but tease out the connection that Mitch presents and, […]

John C. Calhoun, Civil War Connections, and Charleston Pt. 2

Just as promised here is the second part of the Charleston blog post (click here if you missed the first part).  Charleston and South Carolina in general are proud of their history, about everywhere you turn there is a school, a road, a lake, you name it, and it has probably been named for a […]