Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong : Lochlainn SeabrookEverything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!


• American slavery got its start in the North
• The American abolition movement began in the South
• Most Southern generals did not own slaves, and many, like Robert E. Lee, were abolitionists
• Many Northern generals, like U.S. Grant, owned slaves and said they would not fight for abolition
• According to the 1860 Census a mere 4.8 percent of Southerners owned slaves, 95.2 percent did not
• Abraham Lincoln was a white separatist who wanted to send all blacks “back to Africa”
• Jefferson Davis adopted a black boy and freed Southern slaves before the North did
• Lincoln was not against slavery, he was against the spread of slavery
• Lincoln supported the idea of corralling African-Americans in their own all-black state
• True slavery was never practiced in the South
• Lincoln “won” both the 1860 and 1864 elections with less than 50 percent of the American vote
• Lincoln was a big government liberal, Davis was a small government conservative
• There were tens of thousands of both black and Native-American slave owners
• Lincoln started the Civil War, not the South
• The North fought to “preserve the Union,” not to abolish slavery
• The South fought to uphold the original Constitution, not to maintain slavery
• the Northern armies were racially segregated, the Southern armies were racially integrated
• 1 million African-Americans fought for the Confederacy in one capacity or another
• The original Ku Klux Klan was an anti-Yankee organization with thousands of black members
• “Reconstruction” was a dismal failure, which is why the South is still recovering from the War

In this bestselling book, popular Southern historian and award-winning author Lochlainn Seabrook sets the record straight on these and hundreds of other commonly misunderstood topics in this easy-to-read, well documented handbook on the American “Civil War.”  This is the book that every Civil War museum, house, gift shop, and Website has been waiting for, and every Civil War buff and student of history has been asking for!  Includes over 1000 endnotes, a 700-book bibliography, and an index.

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Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong : Lochlainn Seabrook

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