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Lincoln's Marxists Hardcover – July 13, 2011
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"Benson and Kennedy have provided an exhaustively researched treatment of the connections of Lincoln's enthusiastic immigrant supporters with the communists' movements of Europe, then and later. They have made a vital contribution to uncovering the true story of the War Between the States."
--Clyde Wilson, distinguished professor of history emeritus, University of South Carolina
In the mid-nineteenth century, a group of radical socialists known as the Forty-Eighters brought their views to the United States, seeking to change its government and society. These advocates of big government supported the ideologies of Abraham Lincoln and endorsed him as a presidential candidate. This compelling book follows the rise of the early Republican Party, describing how a group of extreme socialists set the tone for today's Leviathan government.
Eighteen chapters offer an in-depth explanation of the Forty-Eighters, noting their origins in Europe, where the socialist revolutions took place; their influence on the election of 1861; and their role in the Union army. Sections question the high regard that such communists as Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels held for Lincoln. Lincoln's Marxists also scrutinizes Lincoln's religious views, disputing the common belief that he was a pious Christian.
Addenda include profiles of early American communists and socialists, an article on twenty-first century secession movements, and a recommended reading list. Pictures of historical figures provide a visual reference. Through cogent examinations, the authors reveal a side of Abraham Lincoln's life that has remained shrouded in obscurity.
Al Benson, Jr., is the editor and publisher of the Copperhead Chronicle, a newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South. Benson resides in Sterlington, Louisiana.
Walter Donald Kennedy is an outspoken advocate of limited government and states' rights. He continues to engage his audience at Tea Party events and Southern heritage conferences throughout the country. In addition to contributing articles to numerous publications, he has appeared on such television programs as Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect. He is the coauthor of the best-selling The South Was Right!, Was Jefferson Davis Right?, Why Not Freedom! America's Revolt Against Big Government, and Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society and the author of Myths of American Slavery, all published by Pelican. Kennedy lives in Downsville, Louisiana.
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"In their fascinating recent book Lincoln's Marxists . . . Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson, Jr., examine the role of the "Forty-Eighters"-veterans of the eighteen interconnected revolutions that convulsed Europe in 1848-1849-in creating the Republican Party, bringing Lincoln to power, and conducting the war against the South."
--William Norman Grigg, author, America's Engineered Decline
"You must read this book."
--Alan Stang, radio host, The Sting of Stang
"I eagerly look forward to books written by Donnie and Al. Their research is well documented and impeccable in uncovering facts regarding the persons and events surrounding the war. I consider their books essential for any serious scholar and often find myself returning to their books again and again to glean important information and insights."
--Jeffrey D. Murrah, former professor, San Jacinto College, and winner, 2007 Presidio La Bahia Award
"Kennedy and Benson's research reveals some remarkable facts about Abe Lincoln, his political party, and his genocidal army. . . . I can't say enough to commend all the scholarship behind [this book], and I encourage every freedom-loving American to read it. . . . Get a copy and learn the truth about the most turbulent part of American history, then you'll understand the source of all the social and political ills we're still suffering today."
--R. C. Murray, author, Prole Nation
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I highly recommend your buying and taking time to read and look at the bibliographical (in the case of Marx & Engels personal correspondence on and during the Civil War with letters to and from Pres.Read more ›
AL BENSON, JR. AND WALTER DONALD KENNEDY
PELICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY, 2011
HARDCOVER, $24.95, 288 PAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS, APPENDICES, NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX
In 1848, in a fever of creativity, Marx and Engels wrote and published a document they called The Communist Manifesto. Combined with the nationalistic sentinment of Italy's Garibaldis, Spain's Espansas, Germany's Hohenzollerns, and Poland's Veltas, they created an atmosphere for radical revolution. That very year, the most wrenching series of civil wars and revolutions in all Western civilization up to that time occurred simultaneously in many areas across Europe.
What became the single overarching 1848 Revolution failed in all eighteen places where it broke out. But the ideas it spawned would survive to define the century that followed. In light of the failure of the 1848 Revolution, there began a migration to the United States to escape government retribution.
Of the estimated 1.3 milion Germans residing in the United States in April, 1861, an estimated 180,000 to 216,000 would participate in The War Between The States for the Union. Of those numbers, nearly 5,000 had previously fought in the revolutionary armies and insurrections in Baden, the Palatinate, Hungary, in the Rhineland, Poland, Bohemia, Berlin, or Saxony between 1848-1849. These German "Forty-Eighters" as they came to be known, fought to establish a democratic and unified Germany. Many also participated in insurrections in other European countries as well. At least 18 "Fort-Eighters" were colonels who commanded German regiments at one time or another with a further six or seven commanding non-German regiments.Read more ›
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This book is a gem! It contains a lot of little known information. Radio hosts claim we are going to lose the country if we don’t get this next election right. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Timmy
This is exactly the same book as Red Republicans, but such is not disclosed.Published 10 months ago by T. Rogers
This book is endorsed by the Society of Independent Southern Historians. For other works endorsed by the Society go to SouthernHistorians dot org.Published 11 months ago by Howard Ray White
This is an outstanding book that explains how socialism became entrenched in the United States.
It started with the wars of 1848 in Europe and the loser socialists came... Read more
Great book !! Once again its pleasant to read about this railroad lawyer who fit the bill as the benevolent moderate for a radical new form of central government coming into being... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Money
An excellent book, I highly recommend it. This book documents that communists and socialists have been working against true freedom and liberty since the mid 1800's, and many of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by John Battell
Great reading and information for all historians. Views are brought up that I have often asked. The civil War was a terrible period for the nation and changes to our Liberties may... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gene Danforth
A real Eye and Mind Opener for those who have been blinded by the false history put out there by the Progressives!Published 24 months ago by Southron Patriot