“Oral history has played a major part in the creation of human cultures the world over. It played an especially important role in the heritage of the Celtic peoplesa people who placed high value on personal honesty but were never hesitant to improve a story, just a little, for the dramatic impact while leaving the essential truth untarnished.”
from the section “About the Truth in Uncle Seth’s Stories”
In his first foray into historical fiction, James Ronald Kennedy uses the “everyman” character of Uncle Seth to relay the Southern determination to be left alone by government and their strong commitment to community, God, and family. The atrocities he chronicles as part of his tales to the youngsters around him provide a glimpse of the horrors of subjugation and what was perceived as anti-Christian behavior.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Born in Copiah County, Mississippi, James Ronald “Ron” Kennedy is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as his ancestors fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Kennedy, along with his brother, Walter Donald “Donnie” Kennedy, wrote The South Was Right!, exploring the political and social impact of the Civil War on both the South and the United States Constitution. Why Not Freedom!: America’s Revolt Against Big Government picks up where their first book ends with further discussions on states’ rights and individual freedom. The Kennedy brothers’ third book, Was Jefferson Davis Right?, outlines the life and trial of Jefferson Davis. Ron Kennedy is also the coauthor of Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society and Reclaiming Liberty, also published by Pelican Publishing Company. Kennedy is the director of risk management for a Louisiana insurance company. He lives in Mandeville, Louisiana, with his wife and four children, including a fourth direct generation of twins.