Lincoln's Marxists

Lincoln's Marxists

by Al Benson Jr., Walter Kennedy
     
 

"Benson and Kennedy have provided an exhaustively researched treatment of the connections of Lincoln's enthusiastic immigrant supporters with the communists' movements of Europe, then and later. They have made a vital contribution to uncovering the true story of the War Between the States."
-Clyde Wilson, distinguished professor of history emeritus, University

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"Benson and Kennedy have provided an exhaustively researched treatment of the connections of Lincoln's enthusiastic immigrant supporters with the communists' movements of Europe, then and later. They have made a vital contribution to uncovering the true story of the War Between the States."
-Clyde Wilson, distinguished professor of history emeritus, University of South Carolina

In the mid-nineteenth century, a group of radical socialists known as the Forty-Eighters brought their views to the United States, seeking to change its government and society. These advocates of big government supported the ideologies of Abraham Lincoln and endorsed him as a presidential candidate. This compelling book follows the rise of the early Republican Party, describing how a group of extreme socialists set the tone for today's Leviathan government.

Eighteen chapters offer an in-depth explanation of the Forty-Eighters, noting their origins in Europe, where the socialist revolutions took place; their influence on the election of 1861; and their role in the Union army. Sections question the high regard that such communists as Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels held for Lincoln. Lincoln's Marxists also scrutinizes Lincoln's religious views, disputing the common belief that he was a pious Christian.

Addenda include profiles of early American communists and socialists, an article on twenty-first century secession movements, and a recommended reading list. Pictures of historical figures provide a visual reference. Through cogent examinations, the authors reveal a side of Abraham Lincoln's life that has remained shrouded in obscurity.

Al Benson, Jr., is the editor and publisher of the Copperhead Chronicle, a newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South. Benson resides in Sterlington, Louisiana.

Walter Donald Kennedy is an outspoken advocate of limited government and states' rights. He continues to engage his audience at Tea Party events and Southern heritage conferences throughout the country. In addition to contributing articles to numerous publications, he has appeared on such television programs as Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect. He 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 and the author of Myths of American Slavery, all published by Pelican. Kennedy lives in Downsville, Louisiana.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589809055
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/13/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
895,861
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Descendants of Civil War soldiers, twin brothers James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy have held posts with the Sons of Confederate Veterans for several years. Both also are founding members of the League of the South. In their spare time, the brothers enjoy participating in reenactments of Civil War battles. They are also the authors of The South Was Right! and Why Not Feedom!: America's Revolt Against Big Government, both published by Pelican.

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