Podcast Episode 123: What is a “State?”

The Radical Republicans were fond of a constitutional theory known as “state suicide.” Essentially, they believed that when the Southern States seceded from the Union, the State committed suicide and thus reverted to territorial status. This leads to several interesting legal and philosophical questions, not the least of which is what is an American State? I discuss this in detail in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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