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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. Everyone thinking about the total design of the Constitution validated by the a number of States in 1788 should read this book.
Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Idea Lee Cheek, Sean R. Busick, Carey Roberts, editors A public dispute carried on by President John Quincy Adams and Vice President John C. Calhoun under the pen names of “Patrick Henry” and “Onslow.” This crucial, however unknown debate, about the limitations of federal power is probably more salient now than when it happened.
Safeguarding 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 perceived by outside cultural elites.
The Enduring Importance of Robert E. Lee: The Ideological Warfare Underpinning the American Civil War Marshall DeRosa uses the figure of Robert E. Lee to consider the function of political leadership under exceptionally tough circumstances, analyzing Lee as statesman rather than just a military leader and discovers that a number of Lee’s assertions are still relevant today. DeRosa reveals Lee’s awareness that the triumph of the Union over the Confederacy put America on the path towards the demise of government based upon the approval of the governed, the rule of law, and the Judeo-Christian American civilization.
The Founding Dads Guide to the Constitution Brion McClanahan An article by article and clause by provision analysis of the Constitution ratified by the starting generation of 1787 and 1788, a Constitution quite different from what the political class in Washington understands.
The Morality of Everyday Life: Rediscovering An Ancient Alternative to the Liberal Tradition Thomas Fleming (editor of Chronicles, A Publication of American Culture) explains 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 exhibit conservatism in a Jeffersonian idiom rather than a Hamiltonian.
Searching for 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 starts to its function in American “civil religion” today.
James Madison and the Making From America Kevin Gutzman Judged by Clyde Wilson to be the “basic” on Madison for sometime.
Nullification: How to Withstand Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century Thomas Woods A readable, detailed 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 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 researched and magisterial two volume work, Wood shows how nullification was an “American” constitutional principle (vital to republicanism), and not simply a Southern sectional one. And he describes how and why republicanism has been reduced.
Reassessing the American Union for the 21st Century Donald Livingston Essays raising the concern of whether the United States has ended up being simply too large for self-government and needs to be divided into a variety of Unions of States as Jefferson thought it should. (The book is signed by Livingston who composed the “Intro” and contributed an essay).
The Broken Circle David Bridges A historical book (as near to historic detail as a novel can be), about Major James Breathed, an officer of horse artillery for JEB Stuart. Classically educated, deeply spiritual, and preparing for a profession in medication when his country was attacked, he unwillingly ended up being a strong warrior. He was wounded a number of times battling from the really starting to the end, in 71 fights. The Sons of Confederate Veterans recently awarded him the Medal of Honor.
Superfluous Southerners, Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920-1990 John J. Langdale, III Explores the “traditionalist” conservatism that stemmed with John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, and Allen Tate and continued with their intellectual descendants, Cleanth Brooks, Richard Weaver, and Melvin Bradford.
A Cautious Enthusiasm: Mystical 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, usually identified only with Evangelicals, touched even high Anglicans and Catholics enabling a bond of low country patriotism in the Revolutionary age.
Fiddler of Driskill Hill David Middleton A collection of this reward winning poet’s work set in his house region of rural Louisiana, a place 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 Checks out how distilling come from Kentucky with it’s very first settlers in 1775, and takes the viewer to the websites of Central Kentucky’s earliest distilling operations. Magnificent portraits and landscapes adorn the production.
The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Battle Flag Chronicles the history of the style and production of a flag that ended up being the prototype for the well-known Confederate battle flags. The hand-stitched silk flag with gold painted stars was borne by the Fifth Business of the Washington Weapons of New Orleans through the Fights of Shiloh and Perryville. The flag was developed and made for the army after the first battle of Manassas as a military requirement and wholly without the authority or perhaps the knowledge 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 approved Ms. Jones’s flag, sewing circles of more than four hundred females in Richmond sewed 120 flags made from Ms. Jones’s original design.
Jefferson Davis: An American President The first and conclusive documentary on the entire life of patriot and president, Jefferson Davis. Across 3 beautifully shot and modified episodes, the complete spectrum of Davis’ life comes into view: 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 unlawful two year imprisonment after the War; and lastly covering his 25 years as a male having a hard time to discover his location in a world in which it was no longer clear what it implied to be an American.