|About the Book|
In his ongoing efforts to resuscitate and preserve authentic Southern history, popular award-winning author Lochlainn Seabrook has written The Alexander H. Stephens Reader, a one-of-a-kind, 1,050 page volume providing topical Excerpts From the Works of a Confederate Founding Father. Conveniently divided into two sections, Mr. Seabrook devotes thirty heavily footnoted chapters to selections from the Vice Presidents enormous output of personal and public letters, speeches, official testimony, recollections, responses to critics, and literary works. The period covered is from 1836 to 1881, with the last half of the book dedicated to excerpts from Stephens deservedly renowned two-volume tome, A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States, published in 1868 and 1870. Mr. Seabrooks unique work provides us with something of inestimable value: the Truth about Lincolns War on the South and the Constitution. From Stephens own pen and lips we get not only a rare look at the Southern perspective of the War, but also the governmental history of the formation of our great Confederated Republic, as George Washington called the U.S.A. We also learn of the Founding Fathers struggle to forge a workable constitution, the early battle between Southern conservatives and Northern liberals over the ideas of limited and big government, and the honest facts about slavery, the Confederate and Union Causes, and the American Civil War-our countrys second Revolutionary War of Secession. At the end of Chapter Thirty, the reader is left with only one conclusion- the very one that strict constitutionalist Stephens, a brilliant lawyer, writer, and orator, spent the entire last half of his life evangelizing: because secession literally gave birth to the U.S.A. in 1776 and is tacitly guaranteed in the Constitution, it is still legal to this day. Thus, the Civil War was an illicit and unwarranted conflict and Abraham Lincoln was a war criminal. The Alexander H. Stephens Reader, destined to become a classic in its field, will forever change the way you look at American history, the Confederacy, the Union, the War, the U.S. Constitution, and Confederate Vice President Stephens himself. The Introduction is by Charles Kelly Barrow, Lieutenant Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and author of Black Confederates. An attractive, unique, and tourist-friendly work that will appeal to both Civil War buffs and historical educators alike, The Alexander H. Stephens Reader is the perfect addition to any retail outlet. Lochlainn Seabrook, a descendant of the Stephens family and the recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, is a Civil War scholar, unreconstructed Southern historian, and author of over thirty popular adult and childrens books. The sixth great-grandson of the Earl of Oxford and a seventh-generation Kentuckian of Appalachian heritage-who is known as the American Robert Graves after his celebrated English cousin-Seabrook has a thirty-year background in the War for Southern Independence and Confederate studies and biography. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the National Grange, and lives with his wife and family in historic Middle Tennessee, the heart of the Confederacy. Seabrooks other titles include: Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!- A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest- Honest Jeff and Dishonest Abe: A Southern Childrens Guide to the Civil War- The Great Impersonator: 99 Reasons to Dislike Abraham Lincoln- The Quotable Jefferson Davis- and Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin.