Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law


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Season 3, Episode 22. With former Republican presidential contender John C. Frémont now in charge of the Department of the West, the policies of Martial Law would be extended to the entire state of Missouri. Included in Frémont’s declaration of Martial Law is the first emancipation proclamation of the war — a proclamation that would not sit well with President Lincoln, who was worried about the effect such a dictate might have on Kentucky.

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the 22nd episode in the third season of Historical Controversies. You may support this podcast financially at

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