Popular, Populist and Elite

As you all know (you being UTC scholars all), UTC was a HUGE sensation right out of the gate, with thousands, and within a year hundreds of thousands of copies being printed. People couldn’t get enough of it, and the presses kept rolling. So it was interesting to discover this copy from 1859 being offered […]

A signing heard ’round the world.

On this day in 1860, 150 years ago, South Carolina seceded from the Union, setting in motion the events that led to the American Civil War. As author Edward Ball points out in his NYTimes Op Ed, while it’s popular now for many to describe it as a battle over the constitutional issue of States’ […]