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Slavery & Lincoln’s War
I just finished reading the first edition of this book, and highly recommend it. Spencer Gant has studied much about the true facts of Lincoln's war against not only Southern soldiers but also Southern women and children. He brings information from many sources together here in an interesting and easy to read book.
JB
Why Lincoln Chose War
This is a well-detailed and comprehensive overview of how war, unwanted and unexpected, became a policy and why it did. It is an excellent introduction for those new to the topic, and a helpful recap for those who have become acquainted with the history in bits and pieces.
BE
Slavery & Lincoln’s War
This book is a must read, IF you want to find out about the history of world-wide slavery, slavery in the United States, as well as come to an understanding about the Civil War that it was truly totally unnecessary, and it was not started by the South, but by Lincoln. I was public schooled, and very recently I learned the truth about Lincoln and what he was really like, and I can tell you with a certainty, what you hear in public school textbooks and in public universities is not the truth. The reason being is that so much of what took place is left out, that it TOTALLY, and I do mean TOTALLY distorts what actually took place. And, in addition, some of it is just plain made up!!! So, then we have a wake-up call book called Slavery and Lincoln's War, by Spencer Gantt. If you want to continue to believe the lies and made up stories about Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War, then don't read this book. BUT, if you are in search of the truth, then get this book and read it!!!
Gloria
Why Lincoln Chose War
The subtitle should have been “and it WAS a choice”. Only two wars have been fought by “the States” wherein it was not a choice but a duty of defense. These were the American Revolution and the War of 1812 where the States were invaded by the British. Lincoln’s War was a war of invasion (for whatever reason) by the North, and a war of defense by the South. All other American wars were wars of invasion into other countries for reasons justified or not. This book presents the five facets of chronicled history as the author sees them. They are “what happened, when did it happen, where did it happen, who was involved and who said what”. These should be consistent from writer to writer because they are “facts”. The last two facets are myriad in their number because they are opinions. Many facts are presented which have been ignored over the years. The reader should interpret the “first five” to his/her satisfaction in order to determine his/her “final two”. It is also written as a chronicle. That is …. a factual written account of important or historical events in the order of their occurrence. You, the reader, must determine the “how & why” of it all.
Essgee
Why Lincoln Chose War
An expose of Lincoln's excesses is long overdue. This book does a great job of showing how Lincoln ignored the Constitution, broke laws, imprisoned his opponents, and more. And he did it all not to free the slaves, but to keep the gravy train moving from the overtaxed south to the spendthrift north.
CWV
Slavery & Lincoln’s War
Wish every high school kid would read this.
RSC
African Slavery: A Different Look
Interesting book. Opens eyes. Intriguing. Makes you want to conduct your own research to find out what's true or false.
Steph
African Slavery: A Different Look
This book is an excellent brief commentary on the African slave trade. It points the finger directly at those responsible and induces the intelligent and honest seeker after truth to dig deeper and learn more.
KC
African Slavery: A Different Look
Very concise, easy to read summary of the protagonists in the transatlantic slave trade and how a web of Africans, Europeans and Americans ruthlessly and brutally exploited the opportunity to capitalize on the trade in human flesh. The only reason we don't know the level to which African tribes were culpable in this despicable trade or the rate of attrition of the captured slaves is because their activities were not documented. So just how accurate therefore is the estimated figure that 12 million African slaves died during transportation by from central regions of Africa by their fellow African captors to the slave ports on the African west coast? Even if it just half that amount, it is truly shocking.
MB/UK