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    • A Macat Analysis of John C. Calhoun's A Disquisition on Government

    • By: Etienne Stockland, Jason Xidias
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Nineteenth-century American politician John C. Calhoun was unashamedly pro-slavery. So it may seem odd that A Disquisition on Government (1850), written in part to protect that practice, is so respected today. But South Carolina-born Calhoun was undoubtedly a great political thinker. Calhoun - who served his country as senator, vice president, secretary of war, and secretary of state - believed that "majority rule" inevitably led to abuse of power.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492

    • By: Joshua Specht, Etienne Stockland
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    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Environmental factors shape our history just as much as - and sometimes more than - human factors. That's the premise of Alfred W. Crosby's 1972 work The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, a key text in environmental history.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Carlo Ginzburg's The Night Battles

    • By: Luke Freeman, Etienne Stockland
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    In his 1966 book, The Night Battles, Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg detailed the lives of peasant people who were marginalized in their own society and have been all but forgotten in ours. He created a new school of study, microhistory, which has influenced thinkers from a range of different disciplines. The Night Battles looks at the witch trials of a small group of peasants in 16th-century Italy who believed they turned into animals at night to ward off evil spirits and safeguard their crops.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Jack A. Goldstone's Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

    • By: Etienne Stockland
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    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    American sociologist Jack A. Goldstone examines the causes of revolutions and uprisings in the period between 1500 and 1800. Investigating cases in both Europe and Asia, the conclusions he reaches are surprising. Many thinkers had previously believed that Europe's distinctive history - and particularly the rise of capitalism - had created the specific revolutions and political changes that launched the continent on a path to global supremacy. Goldstone says this is wrong, and that European and Asian states were, in fact, all experiencing similar developments.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Bernard Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    • By: Joshua Specht, Pierre-Etienne Stockland
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    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    Before Bernard Bailyn published The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution in 1967, it was generally believed that the Revolution was driven both by social conflict between colonial settlers and the ruling British government, and by differences between classes in American society. Bailyn had a different view. He said that it was radical ideas that fired the American Revolution, and that the Revolution was above all else an ideological, constitutional, and political struggle.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Joan Wallach Scott's Gender and the Politics of History

    • By: Pilar Zazueta, Etienne Stockland
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    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    Why has gender inequality persisted for so long without revolutionary change? That's the central question Joan Wallach Scott poses in her 1998 collection of essays, Gender and the Politics of History. Scott notes that obvious economic, social, and class inequalities have produced large-scale social change, but uncovering the reality of gender inequality has not done the same.

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