Episode 103: The Insurrection Act of 1807

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the mixed legacy of the Insurrection Act of 1807, a two-hundred-year-old piece of American legislation that has been used in the pursuit of both fair-minded justice and horrific oppression, firmly consigning those who invoked it either to the right or the wrong side of history.

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Images: Unknown. Little Rock Nine enter Central High School escorted by troops from the 101st Airborne Division. Photograph. September 1957. Via Washington University.

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