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Is Davis a Traitor? Or Was Secession a Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861? Albert Taylor Bledsoe, author, Brion McClanahan and Mike Church, editors Published a year after the war, it supplies the best argument every put together in one book for the constitutional right of secession. Everybody interested in the overall design of the Constitution ratified by the a number of States in 1788 must read this book.
Patrick Henry-Onslow Dispute: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought Lee Cheek, Sean R. Busick, Carey Roberts, editors A public debate carried on by President John Quincy Adams and Vice President John C. Calhoun under the pen names of “Patrick Henry” and “Onslow.” This important, however unknown argument, about the limitations of federal power is perhaps more prominent now than when it happened.
Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture Clyde Wilson A Collection of insightful essays on how Southerners consider themselves in the light of how they are viewed by outdoors cultural elites.
The Enduring Importance of Robert E. Lee: The Ideological Warfare Underpinning the American Civil War Marshall DeRosa utilizes the figure of Robert E. Lee to consider the role of political management under exceptionally difficult scenarios, analyzing Lee as statesman rather than just a military leader and discovers that a number of Lee’s assertions are still appropriate today. DeRosa reveals Lee’s awareness that the victory of the Union over the Confederacy positioned America on the course towards the demise of federal government based upon the permission of the governed, the guideline of law, and the Judeo-Christian American civilization.
The Establishing Daddies Guide to the Constitution Brion McClanahan A post by short article and provision by clause analysis of the Constitution ratified by the starting generation of 1787 and 1788, a Constitution quite various from what the political class in Washington understands.
The Morality of Everyday Life: Discovering An Ancient Alternative to the Liberal Custom Thomas Fleming (editor of Chronicles, A Publication of American Culture) describes how the morality embedded in the ideology of liberalism causes the decadence of morality in contemporary American society.
Forgotten Conservatives in American History Clyde Wilson and Brion McClanahan A research study of thinkers who exemplify conservatism in a Jeffersonian idiom rather than a Hamiltonian.
In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Misconception Richard Gamble A history of the “city on a hill” metaphor from its Puritan beginnings to its role in American “civil religious beliefs” today.
James Madison and the Making From America Kevin Gutzman Evaluated by Clyde Wilson to be the “basic” on Madison for at some point.
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century Thomas Woods A readable, thorough treatment of the constitutionality of State interposition and nullification. Need to be in the hands of every State lawmaker.
Nullification: A Constitutional History, 1776-1833. Vol. 1: James Madison, Not the Dad of the Constitution W. Kirk Wood
Nullification, A Constitutional History, 1776-1833. Vol. 2: James Madison and the Constitutionality of Nullification, 1787-1828 W. Kirk Wood In this completely researched and magisterial two volume work, Wood shows how nullification was an “American” constitutional concept (essential to republicanism), and not merely a Southern sectional one. And he describes how and why republicanism has actually been reduced.
Reconsidering the American Union for the 21st Century Donald Livingston Essays raising the question of whether the United States has become merely too big for self-government and should be divided into a number of Unions of States as Jefferson believed it should. (The book is signed by Livingston who wrote the “Intro” and contributed an essay).
The Broken Circle David Bridges A historical novel (as close to historic information as a novel can be), about Major James Breathed, an officer of horse weapons for JEB Stuart. Classically informed, deeply religious, and getting ready for a career in medicine when his country was invaded, he reluctantly became a strong warrior. He was injured numerous times fighting from the very beginning to the end, in 71 battles. The Sons of Confederate Veterans recently awarded him the Medal of Honor.
Unneeded Southerners, Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920-1990 John J. Langdale, III Checks out the “traditionalist” conservatism that came from with John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, and Allen Tate and continued with their intellectual descendants, Cleanth Brooks, Richard Weaver, and Melvin Bradford.
A Mindful Interest: Magical Piety and Evangelicalism in Colonial South Carolina Samuel C. Smith demonstrates how Evangelical revivalism in the colonial South Carolina low country had origins in Roman Catholic mysticism, Huguenot Calvinists and German pietism. This disposition, normally recognized just with Evangelicals, touched even high Anglicans and Catholics making possible a bond of low nation patriotism in the Revolutionary period.
Fiddler of Driskill Hill David Middleton A collection of this reward winning poet’s work embeded in his home area of rural Louisiana, a location which views the world from a conservative, southern agrarian viewpoint. The fiddler is a figure of the traditionalist southern-agrarian artist.
Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled Explores how distilling originated in Kentucky with it’s first settlers in 1775, and takes the audience to the sites of Central Kentucky’s earliest distilling operations. Magnificent pictures and landscapes embellish the production.
The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Fight Flag Chronicles the history of the style and production of a flag that ended up being the model for the popular Confederate battle flags. The hand-stitched silk flag with gold painted stars was borne by the 5th Company of the Washington Weapons of New Orleans through the Battles of Shiloh and Perryville. The flag was developed and made for the army after the first battle of Manassas as a military necessity and completely without the authority or perhaps the understanding of the Confederate federal government. Mary Henry Lyon Jones of Richmond, Virginia stitched the flag together. After Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston authorized Ms. Jones’s flag, sewing circles of more than four hundred women in Richmond stitched 120 flags made from Ms. Jones’s original style.
Jefferson Davis: An American President The first and conclusive documentary film on the entire life of patriot and president, Jefferson Davis. Throughout three perfectly shot and edited episodes, the complete spectrum of Davis’ life emerges: from his frontier origins and service to the United States as military officer, congressman, secretary of war, and two-term senator from Mississippi; to his fluctuate as Confederate President; through his illegal two year jail time after the War; and lastly covering his 25 years as a guy having a hard time to find his location in a world in which it was no longer clear what it indicated to be an American.