This is the provocative and untold story of the Union's "hard war" against the people of the Confederacy, a war that included the shelling and burning of cities, systematic destruction of entire districts, mass arrests, forced expulsions, wholesale plundering of personal property, and even murder. Author Walter Brian Cisco explores with a passion matched by the force of his arguments how the Union army, backed by the Lincoln administration, deliberately discarded the civilized tradition of excluding noncombatants from military action. He moves chronologically through the war, examining how this brutal mindset determined Union actions across the landscape of the South—the pillage of Fredericksburg, the shelling of Charleston, the sack of Athens, the burning of Atlanta, the destruction of Columbia, the infamous "March to the Sea," to name but a few. Special chapters document the suffering of women and children in prison, and Union abuse of African-Americans.
"American who read War Crimes Against Southern Civilians will have a more sober and true, and less self-righteous, understanding of our country." Dr. Clyde N. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of History, University of South Carolina
"[Cisco's book] blows the lid off the conspiracy of silence about the violent, mass-murdering origins of the American Leviathan state..." Dr. Thomas J. DiLorenzo, author of The Real Lincoln
"Despite the spinning of romantic historians, hard evidence indicates that the invasion of the South is the American enormity." Dr. David Aiken, editor of A City Laid Waste "Every seeker of the real story behind the sanitized myths of American history should read this book." Dr. James Everett Kibler, author of Our Fathers' Fields
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Sound familiar, compatriots?
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