Abe Lincoln's secret war against the North

"Abraham Lincoln is an American icon. As 'Honest Abe' and the 'Great Emancipator,' today he is viewed as a demigod whose grand virtues far outweigh his miniscule human failings. Yet he wasn't always viewed this way. During his presidency, he was feared and hated, not on...

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Author / Creator: Chodes, John J. (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Imprint: New York : Algora Publishing, [2015]
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Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
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Summary:"Abraham Lincoln is an American icon. As 'Honest Abe' and the 'Great Emancipator,' today he is viewed as a demigod whose grand virtues far outweigh his miniscule human failings. Yet he wasn't always viewed this way. During his presidency, he was feared and hated, not only by Southerners, but also by his political rivals, the Democrats, and to a surprising degree, by the rank and file of his own Republican Party. They recognized that he had become a brutal dictator and was turning the USA into a permanently militarized nation. Today, much of this has been swept under the rug, but through this investigation of three Northern states that opposed Abraham Lincoln's policies, and one state that fervently supported him, the true reality will be kept alive"--Provided by publisher.
Abraham Lincoln is an American icon. As Honest Abe and the Great Emancipator, today he is viewed as a demigod whose grand virtues far outweigh his miniscule human failings.Yet he wasn't always viewed this way. During his presidency, he was feared and hated, not only by Southerners but also by his political rivals, the Democrats, and to a surprising degree by the rank-and-file of his own Republican Party. They recognized that he had become a brutal dictator and was turning the USA into a permanently militarized nation.In these pages John Chodes exposes a shocking and criminal campaign against the people of New York, Maryland, Indiana and Missouri during the Civil War, events most of us have never heard of.Today, many aspects of the Civil War have been swept under the rug, but through this investigation of three Northern states that opposed Abraham Lincoln's policies, and one state that fervently supported him, the true reality will be kept alive.Why is this story important for today? Because many of the negatives in 21st-century American society--the centralization of power in Washington, political indifference to the popular will, the continual expansion of the military-industrial complex--can all be traced to their starting point: Abraham Lincoln's presidency.We shall see that the Radical wing of Lincoln's Republican Party was a pre-cursor of the 20th- and 21st-century totalitarian regimes. These Radicals believed in, and fulfilled their goal of, one-party rule. This goal was not shaped by four years of brutalizing war but was inherent in their ideology from the beginning.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index.
ISBN:9781628941135 (online)