U.S. Civil War

1.  Gary North on the Right Way to Study the U.S. Civil War.



3.  “Who Caused the Bloodbath of 1861-1865?” Thomas Di Lorenzo.
4.  Clyde Wilson books.
6.  When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession, Charles Adams, 2000.  Here is a review of the book by Richard Ebling.
7.  Civil War Volumes, 1-3 Box Set, Shelby Foote, 1986.
8.  The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text, William Faulkner, 1991.


10. North Against South: The American Illiad, 1848-1877, Ludwell H. Johnson, 2003.  Recommended for its critique of “Reconstruction.”

No period of Southern history has been covered by more distortions in recent times than has 1865-1876.  Not too long ago, nearly everybody, including Northerners, regarded this period as a shameful un-American exercise in military rule and limitless corruption.  Now, it is established academic “truth” that the only thing wrong with Reconstruction was that it was not ruthless enough.  The South should have been subjected to a complete Marxist, egalitarian revolution.  –Clyde Wilson.

11.  Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War (Southern Classic Series), 1998, Richard Taylor.

Edgar Allan Poe, the South’s greatest 19th-century writer, despised New Englanders, their pretensions, and their baneful influence on American culture.  In his collected essays and criticism, which can be found in many libraries, take a look at his “Boston and the Bostonians,” “Brook Farm,” and “The Literati of New York City.”  If you want to know what the people who settled Boston were really like, watch Vincent Price’s Puritan Witch Hunter in the film “The Conqueror Worm,” originally titled “The Witchfinder General,” [can be found here] is based on a Poe story.

13.  The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter, 1976.
“Then there is the saga of the Alabama writer Forrest Carter, friend and supporter of Governor George Wallace, who wrote the book Gone to Texas upon which Clint Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey Wales was based. Carter also wrote The Education of Little Tree, about the sufferings of an Indian boy at the hands of puritanical authorities. The book was reprinted by the devotedly multicultural University of New Mexico Press and became celebrated in Native American studies. Any reader other than an American intellectual could see right away that the book is really about the persecution of Southerners by Yankees. Imagine the consternation when Carter’s background was revealed! (The movie version became anti-Southern, of course.”  Yankees are the intellectual class.
14.  The Burning: Sheridan’s Devastation of the Shenandoah,  John L. Heatwole, 1998.
16.  “The Cause of the Civil War: Historian, Thomas Fleming, Discovers the Yankee Problem in America,” Thomas Di Lorenzo.
17.  Robert Lewis Dabney was a Southern Presbyterian minister and biographer of General Stonewall Jackson.
18.  The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr., 1992.
19.  Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, Allen C. Guelzo, 2006.
20.  Southern Independence: Why War?: The War To Prevent Southern Independence – Charles T. Pace, 2015.
21.  Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence – Clyde N. Wilson, 2016.
22.  The Truth of the War Conspiracy of 1861 – H. W. Johnstone, 2012.