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- DescriptionA FEATURED ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE CONSERVATIVE BOOK CLUB No honest student of American history can avoid coming to terms with this work. -Clyde N. Wilson, distinguished professor emeritus of history, University of South Carolina A provocative book challenging the actions of one of America's most beloved presidents. -WMOT-FM 89.5, Middle Tennessee Public RadioIn this comprehensive volume, John Avery Emison sets the record straight on the legality of Southern secession. He laments the unnecessary loss of 620,000 lives, the burning of cities, and the mass devastation to the South wreaked between the years of 1861 and 1865 by the North. A close examination of the true causes of the Civil War reveals that the fight was t one for racial justice but rather a battle over the ecomic disparities between the North and the South. By illustrating how Abraham Lincoln's tyrannical presidency paved the way for today's Leviathan government, Emison brings his subject into the twenty-first century and puts forth his fear for the future.Contrary to contemporary assumptions, secession was-and still is-within the rights of all states. The concept of sovereignty grants such powers to the states, t to the federal government. Emison explains the list of violations Lincoln committed in an effort to prevent the South's peaceful exit from the Union. These atrocious actions include blockading ports, arresting incent citizens, suspending habeas corpus, suppressing newspapers, and, most tably, ordering a gruesome war without consent from Congress.Against a historical backdrop, the author credits the events and political figures that contributed to Lincoln's election. He references significant Supreme Court doctrines and delves into the depths of the US Constitution. Emison's arguments are backed by the analyses of table legal historians such as Kenneth Stampp and Carl Wittke.
- Author(s)John Emison
- PublisherPelican Publishing Company
- Date of Publication01/08/2009
- SubjectMilitary History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPelican Publishing Company
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight612 g
- Width160 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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