In 1865, Karl Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto,
praised Lincoln as a “single-minded son of the working class.” This book examines why Marx—and other socialists—supported Mr. Lincoln’s War and notes his negative influence on modern society. Firsthand accounts and insight from notable historians shatter contemporary views of both the sixteenth president and the early Republicans.
Chapters emphasize the influence of the Forty-Eighters, a group of European radical socialists who advocated big government and supported Abraham Lincoln in his effort to become America’s first Republican president. The authors provide historical background by discussing the revolts that took place in 1848 and Marx’s attempts to create a central government.
The book also examines Lincoln’s religious views, disputing the common belief that he was a pious Christian, citing examples of his pagan beliefs from firsthand accounts. This history illustrates how radical socialists laid the groundwork for today’s ever-expanding federal government and urges readers to reclaim lost liberty. Addendums include thought-provoking articles and a recommended reading list.
About the Authors
Al Benson, Jr., is the editor and publisher of the Copperhead Chronicle,
a newspaper that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. In addition to writing articles for such publications and Web sites as Southern Patriot
and the Fire Eater, Benson is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South. He resides in Sterlington, Louisiana.
Walter Donald Kennedy is an outspoken advocate of limited government and states’ rights. In addition to engaging his audience at Tea Party events and Southern heritage conferences throughout the country, he has voiced his opinion on numerous television programs, including Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect. Kennedy is the coauthor of the best-selling The South Was Right!, Was Jefferson Davis Right?, Why Not Freedom! America’s Revolt against Big Government, and Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society, all published by Pelican. He lives in Downsville, Louisiana.
By Al Benson, Jr., and Walter Donald Kennedy
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
288 pp. 6 x 9
18 b/w photos
Appendixes Notes Biblio. Index