Podcast Episode 142: From Oligarchy to Republicanism?

Was the antebellum South an “oligarchic” society? Many modern scholars seem to think so. One in particular, Forrest Nabors, argues that the South was only saved from itself by the noble Republican Party during Reconstruction. Before that point, the South was not “American” nor did it have “American” institutions. This is pure hogwash, and I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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