by Mildred Lewis Rutherford
originally published in 1920
paperback; 140 pages
This small book consists of page after page of quotations — mostly derived from Northern sources — which paint a very different picture of the causes of the War of 1861 than is commonly accepted today. The documentation presented here proves that the North was responsible for bringing on the war, that the war was not fought by the South merely to maintain or extend slavery, that the U.S. Government was responsible for the horrors of Andersonville prison, that Abraham Lincoln was a tyrant who ignored his constitutional duties as President, etc. This is a good primer for introducing a Yankee friend to the Southern perspective of the War Between the States.
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