Podcast Episode 94: The Whigs

The Whig Party is perhaps the most misunderstood political party in American history. Most people simply equate it with Henry Clay and the American System–a repackaged version of Hamilton’s economic proposals from the 1790s. But the earliest “Whigs” were in fact Southern state’s rights advocates who bristled at the actions taken by “King Andrew” during the nullification crisis beginning in 1828. I discuss these men, the history of the “Whigs” and how we should think about these men in Episode 94 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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