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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565546970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565546974
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,853,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are many books about history, but very few on how to make history. When I started writing The Southern Nation, I promised myself that it would be a unique kind of Southern book. The first goal was to send a message of hope to the Southern people. This message is that we no longer have to live as second-class citizens or as the subject of the rest of the country's jokes and criticisms any longer. My second goal was to write the one of most controversial books of the 21st Century. Early reviews tend to show that The Southern Nation succeeds on both counts.

For many years, the Southern states have suffered constant ridicule from the establishment and its media. Every time we hear a Southern accent in movies or television it, issues from the mouth of a villain, a fat sheriff, or a barefoot, hookworm-infested hick. When you take time to look past the stereotypes, a much different South emerges. It is a land with just a little more than 1/4 of America's population, yet it produces almost 1/3 of America's goods and services. We do this for 4/5 to 2/3 of the wages the rest of the country makes. Of these lower wages, Southerners pay an average of 40-45% in various taxes each year. Not to belittle the contribution of other regions, but the same Southern people that the rest of the country looks down their noses at pay a higher price in blood every time America decides to fight. While only about 1/4 of the general population, Southerners made up 26 % of the armed forces in WWI, 34% in WWII, 35% in Korea, 36% in Vietnam, and finally 41% in the Persian Gulf War. No other country on earth rewards its hardest working citizens in such a way. The Southern reality is low pay, poor working conditions, high taxes, and a good chance of dying in some Third World country whose name you can't even spell. The Southerners are the victims of a constant campaign of political, economic, social, and moral oppression. Daily, we continue to pay the price for losing the War for Southern Independence. Our rulers make it clear that even today, after 140 years have passed, the bill will never be paid.

However, The Southern Nation is not about our past It is about our future. In a country where it is made plainer every day that Southerners' efforts are not appreciated, and that our people and our participation are unwanted, it is time to search for other living arrangements. The South makes, mines, or grows almost every product it needs. Despite all its handicaps, if the South were independent today, it would be one of the world's few self-sufficient nations. It could also be the third most prosperous nation on earth. This is our future.

In January 1998, London's Sunday Telegraph called Southern nationalism America's "fastest-growing political movement...." Since then, the actions of our government have done little but fill the ranks of this new breed of Southern patriots. The Southern Nation gives its reader the knowledge and the methods to lead the fight for Southern rights. It is time for the American Empire to either put up or shut up. If it will not give Southerners their portion of the American dream, then its time to let us go. Then, we will build our own Southern dream--not on the hatred of other peoples, (as is so often shown us) but upon love for our own people. If the American government wanted to derail the Southern nationalist movement tomorrow, it could. All it would have to do is give us our fair share. However, it is obvious that only what we are owed is too much to ask. The American Empire would do well to heed The Southern Nation's warnings. The question across the South twenty years from now will not be which flag flies at the bottom of our statehouse flagpoles. The question will be which flag flies from the top.

From the Inside Flap

The Southern Nation

The New Rise of the Old South

R. Gordon Thornton

"All we wish is to be let alone."

-Jefferson Davis

The age of empire is finished. People with a common language, culture, and heritage naturally desire and are better suited to govern themselves. Many Southerners have a sentimental attachment to the dream of an independent homeland. Today, the Southern dream has blossomed into a flourishing political movement.

Historical examples of Southern Nationalism, beginning in the early 1800s, show that Southern Nationhood is not a new idea. The dream has passed like a torch from one generation to the next. Southern patriots of today are responsible for feeding its flame. This book will tell you how to do this. The Southern Nation is a call to action and a baptism in reality. It presents a clear-cut program of personal development that will build the character and qualities a true "Southron" desires and the Southern nation needs.

Common sense, history, and statistics prove that the future of the South is not as bleak as the prophets of doom claim. An independent South would be one of the richest and most productive nations on earth. Combining creativity, technology, and concerted action, The Southern Nation: The New Rise of the Old South gives the reader the keys for winning the culture war.


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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Gregory A. Hanson on February 14, 2001
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This is a book that gives the outline for Southern nationalist activism designed to win the freedom that was lost in 1865. Although written primarily for Southerners, this book should be read by people from all regions of the decaying American Empire because it offers helpful hints on organizing and offers hope to those that have given up in despire at the demise of the America we were born in as it is fast disappearing under the weight of massive Third World immigration and the tyranny of Political Correctness. The assault against all things Southern and Confederate is but the lefts final assault on America itself. They saved the South for last as they knew that at least there they would meet organized resistance. The assault has helped to galvanize at least a portion and hopefully a growing portion of Southerners. As the American Revolution could not have been won without the help of the South, America now cannot be saved without a victory in the South. All freedom loving people should rally to the defense of the South at this their hour of greatest need. Read this book and find out how you can help.
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59 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Trudy Jenkins on September 20, 2000
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Incredible! A book that's thoroughly researched AND readable/enjoyable? What's publishing coming to? Mr. Thornton is right. It is plain that we are only wanted as a milk cow for the American Empire. If we didn't have so much to offer they would ask us to leave instead of keeping us around to abuse further. Unlike other Southern writers Thornton tells what to do about it. Lots of books raise serious questions about the future of our Southland. This one gives the answers. It deals openly and honestly with Southern problems. No, we are not perfect, but we are a lot better than the Clintons and thier kind want us to become.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Zack on September 20, 2000
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Southerners don't have to be second class citizens any longer. We can be free. This book tells how. It gives the answers, refutes the critics, and is unashamedly Southern right down to its dangling prepositions. I loved it. Other books tell you the past. This one shows you the future!
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful By jkibler on February 28, 2003
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Mr Thornton asks the proper question for our new century dawning: what price empire? The South was the first to say "Yankee go home" in 1861, and now the world (including the South) seems to be catching on and asking that same question again. When war was made on Southern civilians in 1861-1865, a bad precedent began--and one which national policy has never repudiated. Empires are like that. They lead to brutality and a might makes right mentality. Thornton has written a book that should have an international audience. It is certainly pertinent to our foreign policy today. Its issues are far-reaching. Congratulations Mr Thornton! The book is clearly and forcefully written. It's going to be around for a long time. Congratulations also to Pelican Press for having the good sense and courage to publish such a volume.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Chuck on September 9, 2000
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This bok is an excellent antidote to those self-loathing, South-hating bigots who run the show in Southern government and media. Over the years I have been priviliged to meet Mr. Thornton on several ocassions. He is one of the most amazing people I have ever known. A true rarity today, his word is his bond and his life is his words. I was impressed with his new book, but I was not surprized. On these pages he bares his heart, his soul, his philosophy, and his homeland for all to see. He answers questions that at have nagged at many Southerners thier whole lives. This book is a truly moving experience. It will leave you challenged, emotional, and hungry for more. All Southerners should read it.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Chuck on September 4, 2000
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This book is an excellent antidote to those self-loathing, self-hating bigots who run the show in Southern media and government. Over the years I have been priviledged to meet Mr. Thornton on a few occassioins. He is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. A true rarity today, his word is his bond and his life is his words. I was impressed with this, his first book, but I was not surprized. On these pages he bares his heart, his soul, his philosophy, and his homeland for all to see. He answers the questions that have nagged many Southerners all their lives. This book will leave you challenged, emotional, and hungry for more. This book is a truly moving experience. All Southerners should read it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Frank Horn on February 11, 2007
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This is my first book on the south and I have to say that i was shocked to learn how much we have been spoon fed lies through our public education. I wish this book were required reading for every singe high school government class! Captivating and motivating I would HIGHLY reccomend this book to anyone!
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Confederate on August 4, 2005
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The Southern cause was indeed noble, built on the notion that each state is a nation unto itself. How many of the original states would have joined the Union if they were told they couldn't leave it? It would be like telling the United States it couldn't leave the United Nations.

Although Abraham Lincoln didn't start the ball rolling on secession, he did bring it to a head and became the worst tyrant this country has ever had. He committed the U.S. to a war without the consent of Congress, blockaded a Southern port without a declaration of war, suspended the writ of habeas corpus, imprisoned dozens of newspaper editors, replaced Maryland's state representatives with federal apointees and imprisoned the elected officials in Fort McHenry (where they had to live in filth and eat food not fit for animals). Frederick, Md., was surrounded and Democrats were imprisoned on the mere suspicion that they were secessionists; Lincoln's army went North to New York City, and during a four day war with the city's militia and citizens, killed thousands. In the South he ordered the extermination of untold thousands of people, bringing the war to civilians. Telegraph wires cut? Simple. Take four or five citizens from the nearest town, line them up against the wall and shoot them. What about homes with women, children and the elderly? Give them the chance to vacate and if the slaves tried to defend the property, kill them first.

Had not John W. Booth parted Lincoln's hair at Ford's Theater, who knows whether he would have ever given up power. He was a tyrant with an army behind him. How many of those have given up power without being killed, like Julius Caesar?

I recommend DiLorenzo's book, THE REAL LINCOLN.
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