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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 Released a year after the war, it supplies the very best argument every assembled in one book for the constitutional right of secession. Everybody thinking about the overall design of the Constitution validated by the several States in 1788 should read this book.

Patrick Henry-Onslow Argument: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Idea Lee Cheek, Sean R. Busick, Carey Roberts, editors A public dispute continued by President John Quincy Adams and Vice President John C. Calhoun under the pen names of “Patrick Henry” and “Onslow.” This important, but unknown argument, about the limits of federal power is probably more significant now than when it took place.

Protecting Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture Clyde Wilson A Collection of insightful essays on how Southerners think of themselves in the light of how they are viewed by outdoors cultural elites.

The Enduring Relevance of Robert E. Lee: The Ideological Warfare Underpinning the American Civil War Marshall DeRosa utilizes the figure of Robert E. Lee to consider the function of political management under exceptionally challenging scenarios, examining Lee as statesman instead of simply a military leader and finds that much of Lee’s assertions are still pertinent today. DeRosa exposes Lee’s awareness that the victory of the Union over the Confederacy placed America on the course towards the death of federal government based upon the approval of the governed, the rule of law, and the Judeo-Christian American civilization.

The Establishing Dads Guide to the Constitution Brion McClanahan An article by post and stipulation by provision analysis of the Constitution validated by the founding generation of 1787 and 1788, a Constitution rather different 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 Magazine of American Culture) describes how the morality embedded in the ideology of liberalism causes the decadence of morality in modern American society.

Forgotten Conservatives in American History Clyde Wilson and Brion McClanahan A study of thinkers who exemplify conservatism in a Jeffersonian idiom rather than a Hamiltonian.

Looking for the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth Richard Gamble A history of the “city on a hill” metaphor from its Puritan starts to its role in American “civil faith” today.

James Madison and the Making of America Kevin Gutzman Judged 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 legible, extensive treatment of the constitutionality of State interposition and nullification. Ought to remain in the hands of every State legislator.

Nullification: A Constitutional History, 1776-1833. Vol. 1: James Madison, Not the Daddy 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 looked into and magisterial 2 volume work, Wood demonstrates how nullification was an “American” constitutional concept (vital to republicanism), and not simply a Southern sectional one. And he explains how and why republicanism has been suppressed.

Reconsidering the American Union for the 21st Century Donald Livingston Essays raising the question of whether the United States has actually become simply too large for self-government and must be divided into a variety of Unions of States as Jefferson thought it should. (The book is signed by Livingston who wrote the “Introduction” and contributed an essay).

The Broken Circle David Bridges A historic book (as near historical detail as a novel can be), about Major James Breathed, an officer of horse artillery for JEB Stuart. Classically educated, deeply religious, and preparing for a profession in medicine when his nation was attacked, he hesitantly ended up being an intense warrior. He was injured several times fighting from the extremely starting to the end, in 71 fights. The Sons of Confederate Veterans just recently awarded him the Medal of Honor.

Unneeded Southerners, Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920-1990 John J. Langdale, III Explores 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 Cautious Interest: Magical Piety and Evangelicalism in Colonial South Carolina Samuel C. Smith shows how Evangelical revivalism in the colonial South Carolina low country had origins in Roman Catholic mysticism, Huguenot Calvinists and German pietism. This disposition, typically identified just with Evangelicals, touched even high Anglicans and Catholics enabling a bond of low country patriotism in the Revolutionary period.

Fiddler of Driskill Hill David Middleton A collection of this reward winning poet’s work set in his house 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 viewer to the sites of Central Kentucky’s earliest distilling operations. Stunning pictures and landscapes decorate the production.

The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Battle Flag Chronicles the history of the design and production of a flag that ended up being the model for the famous 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 Fights of Shiloh and Perryville. The flag was designed and made for the army after the first battle of Manassas as a military necessity and entirely without the authority or even the knowledge of the Confederate 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, stitching circles of more than four hundred females 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 magnificently shot and edited episodes, the full spectrum of Davis’ life appears: 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 2 year imprisonment after the War; and lastly covering his 25 years as a man struggling to discover his place in a world in which it was no longer clear what it implied to be an American.

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