Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner! by Lochlainn Seabrook
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Born and raised a Yankee, this book was a mind-opener. To be honest, I was ready for another point of view and Lochlainn Seabrook delivered, full-throttle, no holds barred, with conviction. I had previous inklings of a different truth while watching the PBS series, “The Abolitionists,” which made obvious that Abraham Lincoln was not the emancipator he has since been hailed.
The historical truth of his reluctance came out when Speilberg’s film, Lincoln, was released. So many of the historians and scholars I admire were lamenting and refuting the premise of that film that I had to take a second look at our 16th president.
Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner! lifts a dark veil obscuring this period of our history and reveals a tragedy that is being perpetuated on our country with relentless energy. We can never be healed without facing the absolute facts of this tragic and criminal event.
If you intend to make the so-called ‘Civil War’ the background for your novel, please don’t perpetuate the tissue of lies and call it history.
I recommend this book to anyone who is seriously interested in studying American history.