From one of the authors of the influential bestseller The South Was Right!
comes Myths of American Slavery
—an unbiased history of one of the most controversial institutions effecting the United States.
Armed with an open mind and a wealth of historical sources, Kennedy tackles the most common misconceptions and misrepresentations about slavery in America. Indeed, one of the first issues Kennedy addresses is the extent to which slavery flourished and persisted throughout North America, not just in the Southern states. He also reveals how New Englanders, despite their contemporary reputation as uniform abolitionists, really treated slaves, before and after emancipation. Other topics include indentured servitude; biblical, Christian, and moral arguments regarding slavery; and how slavery relates to modern race discrimination.
Far from defending the unjust practice of human slavery, Mr. Kennedy calls for and contributes to a clear-eyed examination of this ancient, and regrettably ongoing, worldwide injustice.
About the Author
Walter Donald Kennedy, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal of the National Sons of Confederate Veterans, has explained his views on numerous radio and television talk shows, including the Oliver North Show and Politically Incorrect. He is the coauthor, with James Ronald Kennedy, of The South Was Right!, which is in its tenth printing and has sold almost 100,000 copies. The Kennedy brothers’ other books, Was Jefferson Davis Right? and Why Not Freedom! America’s Revolt Against Big Government, are also published by Pelican.
About the Foreword Writer
Bob Harrison is one of the growing number of black members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He also participates in Civil War reenactments as a first sergeant with the Thirty-seventh Texas Cavalry. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Harrison is a branch library director with the Norfolk, Virginia, public-library system.
MYTHS OF AMERICAN SLAVERY
By Walter D. Kennedy
Foreword by Bob Harrison
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
288 pp. 6 x 9
10 color illustrations 4 b/w illustrations 5 photos
Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index
ISBN: 9781589800472 hc