EVERYTHING YOU WERE TAUGHT ABOUT THE
CIVIL WAR IS WRONG, ASK A SOUTHERNER!
Correcting the Errors of Yankee "History"
DID YOU KNOW
THAT . . .
• 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
• there were tens of thousands of both black and Native-American slave
• 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
• 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
• after emancipation 95 percent of all blacks voluntarily remained in
• between 300,000 and 1 million African-Americans fought for the
• 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
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
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
READERS' PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
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
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
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.
"The best book I've ever read." - Barry LaGrand McKay, South Carolina
"This is one of the best things I've ever read. Keep up the great work!
God bless Lochlainn Seabrook!"
- Paul Priest, Kentucky
"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." -
"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
"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
"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!"
"Great book! A must have in very home library!" - Richard Bohlman
"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
AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "EXCELLENT COMPENDIUM FOR CIVIL WAR HISTORY"
"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
REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!"
"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
AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "EXCELLENT BOOK!"
"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
REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "THE TRUTH"
"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.
AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "THE LEGACY OF THE CONFEDERACY"
"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
AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "EVERYTHING . . ."
"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
REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "ONE OF THE BEST CIVIL WAR BOOKS EVER"
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
"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
"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
REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "ENLIGHTENING!"
"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!).
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!!!" -
CONFEDERATE VETERAN MAGAZINE, May/June 2012, by Ann Rives Zappa.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Foreword: Nelson W. Winbush
Edition: 1st (third printing, revised Civil War Sesquicentennial
Format: trade paperback
Genre: American Civil War
Length: 266 pages
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
Cover: high gloss color
Binding: softcover, perfect
Weight: 3/4 lb.
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