"Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War Is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!", by Lochlainn Seabrook

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Author: Lochlainn Seabrook
Foreword: Nelson W. Winbush
ISBN: 9780982770078
LCCN: 2010936513
Edition: 1st (third printing, revised Civil War Sesquicentennial Edition)
Copyright: 2012
Format: trade paperback
Type: nonfiction
Genre: American Civil War
Length: 266 pages
Illustrated: yes
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
Cover: high gloss color
Paper: creme
Binding: softcover, perfect
Weight: 3/4 lb.
Price: $17.95



• American slavery got its start in the North
• the American abolition movement began in the South
• most Southern generals did not own slaves, and many, like Robert E. Lee, were abolitionists
• many Northern generals, like U.S. Grant, owned slaves and said they would not fight for abolition
• according to the 1860 Census a mere 4.8 percent of Southerners owned slaves, 95.2 percent did not
• Abraham Lincoln was a white separatist who wanted to send all blacks “back to Africa”
• Jefferson Davis adopted a black boy and freed Southern slaves before the North did
• Lincoln was not against slavery, he was against the spread of slavery
• Lincoln supported the idea of corralling African-Americans in their own all-black state
• true slavery was never practiced in the South
• Lincoln "won" both the 1860 and 1864 elections with less than 50 percent of the American vote
• Lincoln was a big government liberal, Davis was a small government conservative
• there were tens of thousands of both black and Native-American slave owners
• Lincoln started the Civil War, not the South
• the North fought to "preserve the Union," not to abolish slavery
• the South fought to uphold the original Constitution, not to maintain slavery
• it would have cost ten times less to free the slaves and reimburse their owners than fight the War
• the Northern armies were racially segregated, the Southern armies were racially integrated
• after emancipation 95 percent of all blacks voluntarily remained in the South
• between 300,000 and 1 million African-Americans fought for the Confederacy
• Europe would have supported the South but she was scared off by Lincoln’s war threats
• Northern prisons had higher death rates than Southern ones
• the original Ku Klux Klan was an anti-Yankee organization with thousands of black members
• “Reconstruction” was a dismal failure, which is why the South is still recovering from the War

In Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!, popular Southern historian and award-winning author Lochlainn Seabrook sets the record straight on these and hundreds of other commonly misunderstood topics in this easy-to-read, well documented handbook on the American “Civil War.”  This is the book that every Civil War museum, house, gift shop, and Website has been waiting for, and every Civil War buff and student of history has been asking for!  Includes over 1000 endnotes, a 700-book bibliography, and an index.

In Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner! you will read about such men as Private Louis Napoleon Nelson (above), the Confederacy's first black chaplain.  Private Nelson served proudly with Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest throughout the War.  His grandson, Nelson W. Winbush, wrote the Foreword to Mr. Seabrook's book.

Lochlainn Seabrook is the 2011 winner of the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal.  Foreword is by African-American educator and Sons of Confederate Veterans member Nelson W. Winbush, grandson of Louis Napoleon Nelson, one of the 300,000 to 1 million black Confederate soldiers who fought for the South.  Back cover blurbs by Thomas Moore (Chairman, The Southern National Congress), Timothy Manning (Executive Director, The Southern Partisan Reader), Ronny Mangrum (Adjutant Roderick, Forrest's War Horse Camp 2072, Sons of Confederate Veterans), Barbara Marthal (African-American educator, lecturer, and Civil War reenactor), Scott Bowden (nine-time award-winning author), and J. T. Thompson (Executive Director, Lotz House, Franklin, Tennessee).

(Confederate supporter and flagger Karen Cooper holding a copy of our bestselling book)


"Lochlainn Seabrook's Everything You Were Taught About The Civil War Is Wrong is exactly what every patriotic Southerner needs in 2011, the sesquicentennial of the War to Prevent Southern independence.  The establishment will pull out all the stops to continuing its demonization of the South.  Southern folks can fight back with the information in this fine book.  Truth is the most powerful weapon we have.  Seabrook's book lays that truth out in a very enjoyable and usable form." - Dr. J. Michael Hill, President, League of the South

"Just received my copy of Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!, by Lochlainn Seabrook.  Excellent.  Excellent.  Excellent." - Jerry Caine, high school history teacher, Santa Rosa, California.

"I finished Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong in one sitting.  Loved it.  Real food for thought.  Especially the legality of, and the reasons for, Lincoln's war.  Thanks.  Will look out for more titles and recommend your site to others." - Paul Gordon, Australia.

FROM FACEBOOK: "The best book I've ever read." - Barry LaGrand McKay, South Carolina

FROM FACEBOOK: "This is one of the best things I've ever read.  Keep up the great work!  God bless Lochlainn Seabrook!" - Paul Priest, Kentucky

FROM FACEBOOK: "This is a book that should be in the schools.  Very good with the facts." - Don Black

FROM FACEBOOK: "It is so nice to see people take the time to properly educate people about the South and its proud history and heritage." - Tracie Carroll

FROM FACEBOOK: "Great Book.  Everybody who cares about promoting our Southern heritage with facts should buy a copy and study it!  A must read and a must buy to use to inform our folks of how to fight back with historical proof!  Should be in every Southern Patriot's home.  I love this book!" - Barry Isenhour, Virginia

FROM FACEBOOK: "Love Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!, by Lochlainn Seabrook.  It's a great book!" - Toby Haas, North Carolina

FROM FACEBOOK: "Love this book!!!" - Rita Rhine, Maryland

FROM FACEBOOK: "With so much media on the Northern point of view, it's good to see the other side of the story!"

FROM FACEBOOK: "Great book!  A must have in very home library!" - Richard Bohlman

FROM FACEBOOK: "I have read up to chapter three and it has been clearly demonstrated that the "Civil War" was not about slavery.  What I do see however are manipulative ways used by the "Union" to sway a public perception and enter into a war closely resembling our current Washington and news media.  Namely avoiding truth and creating myths to further government agendas.  You need to get this book because not only does it shed light on repressed truth from those that win wars, but it shows how societies are easily moved by the few in power, in this case the Union." - James Greene

"This is an excellent book about the Civil War that is useful for those who know little, or nothing of history but have been fed the same stereotypical views for years.  I recommend this book for young people (high school level) to present information and views that they likely will never hear due to political correctness and pro-Northern biases.  The book thwarts many of the commonly taught notions of how Southerners are evil, and Northerners are righteous solely because of the slavery issues.  Readers will be surprised to know how racists the Northerners really were (many still are as I remind my friends here in Kansas that Brown vs Topeka Board of Education was right here in their Yankee state).  Give this book to a liberal or Yankee and watch the color drain from them.  I rate the book as "two thumbs up." - Lt. Col. (ret) E. Kennedy, Jr., Leavenworth, Kansas

"They say that history is written by the victors.  To get an accurate education of the Civil War, one must read books like this.  It is well written in an easy to understand format, basically a series of questions with definitive answers.  In today's bizarre political climate, this perspective is even more relevant.  This book goes a long way to counter-balance the notion that anything with the word "South" in it is automatically racist.  Whether you are from the North or South, this book is a must read!" - B. Boren, Charlotte, North Carolina

"It should be used in the classroom of every history class in this country. It most assuredly dispels the myth that is preached in our public schools. We would do well as a nation to re-examine the War and the events surrounding it." - Mimi

"Being a Tejano, some of my ancestors fought with Hoods Brigade.  It's about time someone told the truth!!!!!  The book is a justice to the Confederacy!!!!!!!!!!" - Frank Bejar Jr.

"At last an honest review of the Civil War 151 years from the beginning of the war.  This should be taught also in Europe where all these leftist politicians believe the Yankees fought for the freedom of the blacks." - Marcello Gamberucci

"I am not from the South and I have spent most of my life in the military "defending" America; however, it was an America I did not truly know or understand.  I have spent the past 40 years relearning what I was taught in the first 20 years.  This book has some bias, what book does not, but it tells you it has bias whereas most do not.  This book does tend to lean a bit far when it comes to the errors of the South but it is one of the few that will tell the truth about the North, which is now America; i.e., all of us." - Leon Sanders

"Tens of thousands of books have been written about the War Between the States, and I have read more of them than I can count - mostly written from a Northern perspective.  When I discovered this volume, Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!, by Lochlainn Seabrook, it immediately went to the top of my list of favorites.  Being an author myself, with six published books to my credit, I must admit that I envy the ability of Seabrook to express himself on the printed page in a way that is easy to understand, yet powerful and thought provoking.  I had a very hard time putting it down, and I've found myself going back to read many passages again and again.

"Actually, if your reading schedule demands that you put this book down before you finish reading it cover to cover, that's okay too.  Each of the chapters can stand alone, making it an excellent book for either browsing or for reading straight through.

"In the introduction, historian and author Lochlainn Seabrook, makes this bold assertion: ". . . slavery started in the North, abolition began in the South, Abraham Lincoln was a rabid white racist, Jefferson Davis adopted a black child, 95 percent of Southern blacks supported the Confederacy, and the Yanks started the war, a conflict that was illegal from start to finish."  Then, in the next 22 chapters he makes his case in a manner which no intellectually honest person can easily refute.  Seabrook states much more than just his personal opinions.  He backs up every page with extensive notes and bibliography, quoting primary sources instead of just rehashing the words and prejudices of court historians.

"The introduction to the book is written by the distinguished black educator from Memphis, Tennessee, Nelson W. Winbush, who said, 'I'm proud to be a real grandson, having in my possession the Confederate Battle Flag that draped my grandfather's coffin, a reunion jacket and cap, numerous newspaper articles and reunion pictures.  I was five when he passed and I still remember war stories as told me by my grandfather.'  Another thing I liked about the book is that it closes with a very practical list, including contacts, entitled 'How you can help preserve the South.'  I found this very helpful.

"I must admit that this book made me angry.  Having been born in the Midwest, reared mostly in the South, and living much of my adult life in the North, I was taught, from elementary school through college, only a very one-sided version of the 'Civil War.'  I wish I had discovered this book and others like it much earlier.

"The last three words of the title, Ask a Southerner, is not always the best advice.  The sad fact is that the majority of Southerners learn their own history from textbooks written by Northern authors, taught by politically correct teachers and professors - blindly passing down the same misconceptions and prejudices from one generation to another.  All Americans would benefit from reading "Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong.  Prepare to be challenged - enlightened - and maybe even made angry that you weren't taught these truths before." - J. Stephen Conn, Loveland, Ohio

"As a European, I have been fed with lots of the propaganda the author describes in his book.  Until a short time ago I had a quite standardized opinion about Lincoln's war, although I never really shared the opinion about the Southerners as being racists or inhuman (I always get a little skeptical when too many people say the same thing and no-one argues against.  Then I need to go check it out!).

"Because of that I started researching on my own, and kept finding new 'perspectives' about this part of American history, information and data that did not fit in the picture I got served by the mass-media and the more known books and publications.  Everyone who wants to use his own head and try to see through this 'fog' can actually succeed sooner or later, but it really takes a lot of time and of efforts.  This book is a compendium of the main lies and of the opposite viewpoint (or of the reality) to any of them, making the effort a lot easier.  It should only be made more accessible to everyone, also outside of the US, where it is practically unknown.

". . . In a few words, this book tells about the ever repeating story of big arguments and superior ideals being exploited for the lowest power-related reasons, and about the distortion of truth in order to serve the lie being fed to the people.  Something that is still going on today; maybe more now than 150 years ago!  Someone said that a lie, if repeated thousands of times, becomes the truth!!!" - Ovidio Gentiloni

"Lochlainn Seabrook has written the primer for Southerners and lovers of the Confederacy.  For all of us believers he is preaching to the choir.  For other Southerners who are on the fence or have allowed lying Northerners to shame them into hesitancy to defend their heritage, Seabrook's book is a must-read.

"Author Seabrook is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and claims kin with most of the Confederate hierarchy.  He wrote the definitive biography of Nathan Bedford Forrest, A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest.  This book was previously reviewed in this magazine.

"The Foreword to Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask A Southerner! was written by Nelson W. Winbush, an honored and respected member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Included is a picture of Nelson with his grandfather, Louis Napoleon Nelson, in the mid-1930s on his way to one of the 39 Confederate Reunions he attended.

"Author Seabrook confronts twenty-two of the most common falsehoods perpetrated by Northern historians and provides historical Southern truths to demolish each one.  This book is a riveting read for Southerners burning with hatred for Yankee defamation of the South as uncivilized, morally deficient, and entirely at fault for having the audacity to start a war to prevent the righteous North from freeing the slavers.  For after all, this completely false portrayal of the Civil War as having been fought entirely to achieve that noble goal has indoctrinated students in public schools and liberal colleges for over a century.

"Author Seabrook includes twenty-seven pages of Notes, plus one of the most extensive bibliographies this reviewer has even seen published.  For any Southerner and defender of the Confederacy, the Bibliography lists copious references for further personal research.  No one desiring to restore the South to a place of honor and respect can overlook the wealth of information (ammunition to a hideous wrong) contained in this book.

"Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask A Southerner! is a magnificent historical resource for learning and re-learning all the facts about the Confederacy and why the War Between the States was fought.  Seabrook writes excellent prose: easy to read and understand.  This book MUST be on the shelves of every self-respecting person devoted to our beloved South and to preserving our heritage."



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