Your Garage Best Books of the Month STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Samsung S8 Launch Limited time offer STEM Handmade Mother's Day Gifts hgg17 Shop Popular Services DrWho DrWho DrWho  Introducing Echo Look Starting at $89.99 Kindle Oasis Nintendo Switch Shop Now disgotg_gno_17

Southern Secession and Revolutionary Self-Determination

anarchteacher
The list author says: "I would highly recommend reading two outstanding introductory essays by the brilliant economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard relating to this Listmania! topic of "Southern Secession and Revolutionary Self-Determination:"

"Slavery and War," and "Just War." Both can be found online.

See also my Amazon Listmania "Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War."
Secession, State, and Liberty
Secession, State, and Liberty
"First-rate scholarly analysis of the revolutionary right of self-determination.  Must reading!"
Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
"This compelling book is, without question, the best single volume history written on the American Civil War."
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
"Excellent discussion of the ethnocultural/ethnoreligious dynamic between nativist Northern post-millennial evangelical Protestants versus liturgicals (Roman Catholics and German Lutherans) that led to the Civil War. Southern Baptists were primarily salvationist-oriented and not obsessed with the coercive remolding of their bretheren by the state as were the Northern pietistic fanatics."
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
"By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. They were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation."
Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era)
Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era)
"The economic "why" for the Secession Crisis and the resulting conflict soundly examined and explained."
When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession
When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession
"Powerful and persuasive, Adams penetrates to the core of the arguments and background of why the South choose independence over subjugation to Northern imperial tyranny."
A Constitutional History of Secession
A Constitutional History of Secession
Free, Sovereign, and Independent States: The Intended Meaning of the American Constitution
Free, Sovereign, and Independent States: The Intended Meaning of the American Constitution
View of the Constitution of the United States
View of the Constitution of the United States
"St. George Tucker was one of the most brilliant legal minds of the Antebellum South.  His powerful impact on the constitutional argument for secession merits your examination."
The partisan leader;: A tale of the future (Southern literary classics series)
The partisan leader;: A tale of the future (Southern literary classics series)
"Hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as "the best American novel!" Beverly Tucker's The Partisan Leader is an essential text to understand the background of disunion and Southern Independence."
The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854: Volume I
The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854: Volume I
"Key historical events, such as the Missouri Compromise, the Nullification Crisis, the Gag Rule, the Annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, are masterfully examined."
The Road to Disunion, Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant 1854-1861
The Road to Disunion, Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant 1854-1861
"Freehling continues his meticulous examination of the key historical events leading to the War."
Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era)
Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era)
The Causes of the Civil War: Revised Edition (Touchstone)
The Causes of the Civil War: Revised Edition (Touchstone)
"Still one of the best introductory texts on the causal factors which led to the Southern War for Independence."
At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
One Nation, Indivisible? A Study of Secession and the Constitution
One Nation, Indivisible? A Study of Secession and the Constitution
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century
Nullification: A Constitutional History, 1776-1833, Vol. 1: James Madison, Not the Father of the Constitution
Nullification: A Constitutional History, 1776-1833, Vol. 1: James Madison, Not the Father of the Constitution
Nullification, A Constitutional History, 1776-1833: James Madison and the Constitutionality of Nullification, 1787-1828
Nullification, A Constitutional History, 1776-1833: James Madison and the Constitutionality of Nullification, 1787-1828
The Essential Calhoun: Selections from Writings, Speeches, and Letters
The Essential Calhoun: Selections from Writings, Speeches, and Letters
"Wilson, the premier Calhoun scholar, has compiled a trenchant, authoritative collection.  Essential reading!"
Union And Liberty: The Political Philosphy of John C. Calhoun
Union And Liberty: The Political Philosphy of John C. Calhoun
"Another great compilation of Calhoun's provocative insights and his enduring legacy."
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume I (Rise & Fall of the Confederate Government)
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume I (Rise & Fall of the Confederate Government)
"Volume one of Jefferson Davis' brief for the defense during Postbellum "Reconstruction"  --  Northern vindictiveness in the name of national unification and empire-building."
The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government: Volume 2
The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government: Volume 2
"Volume two of Jefferson Davis' brief for the defense during Postbellum "Reconstruction"  --  Northern vindictiveness in the name of national unification and empire-building."
Was Jefferson Davis Right? (Oxford World's Classics)
Was Jefferson Davis Right? (Oxford World's Classics)
The War Between the States -- A Constitutional View (2 Volume Set)
The War Between the States -- A Constitutional View (2 Volume Set)
"Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens' dazzling achievement still retains its grace of style and elegance."
The South Was Right!
The South Was Right!
"This thundering  broadside attack is the opening salvo of a revival of Southern cultural and political nationalism."
Is Secession Treason?
Is Secession Treason?
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at  Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
"Dilorenzo, with precise surgical scholarship, penetrates to the rotten core of the mythology surrounding the Great Emancipator, as if delicately peeling a desiccated  onion."
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
"One of the best books published in the past 30 years!   Features excellent essays by Murray Rothbard, John Denson, Clyde Wilson, and Richard Gamble, etc., relating to secession and the Civil War."
Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom
Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom
"A bold and important study of the unfolding usurpation and seizure of power by the Executive Branch in our corporate welfare-warfare regime.  The two chapters on Lincoln provide a potent reappraisal."
No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority and A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard
No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority and A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard
"Spooner blasts government by destroying the very legitimacy of the American State by meticulously deconstructing the "social contract" basis of the United States Constitution.  When he is finished, the once bloated corpse of the body politic on the autopsy table is gone.  The only remains are those of the heinous mass murderers and robbers which are its pretended agents."
The Lysander Spooner Reader
The Lysander Spooner Reader
""Radical to the bone, a nonconformist among nonconformists who refused to toe any party line," Spooner was a  Northern abolitionist who passionately defended the right of the South to secede."
Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tatics 1834-1850
Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tatics 1834-1850
"First-rate study of strategic & tactical questions in abolitionist thought -- gradual versus immediate abolition -- Liberty Party political activism versus Garrisonian non-political nonresistance, etc"
Radical Abolitionism: Anarchy and the Government of God in Antislavery Thought
Radical Abolitionism: Anarchy and the Government of God in Antislavery Thought
"Surperb reappraisal of radical abolitionist thought, especially of William Lloyd Garrison and Lysander Spooner"
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
"Powerful and scholarly biography of the man who was the Antebellum conscience of America concerning the horrific enslavement and bondage of his fellow human beings."
They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America
They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America
"This brief monograph provides shockingly detailed research challenging conventional historiography concerning the massive, brutal slave traffic of millions of white colonists from Great Britain."
Gettysburg / Gods and Generals
Gettysburg / Gods and Generals
Copperhead [HD]
Copperhead [HD]
Young Mr. Lincoln [Region 2]
Young Mr. Lincoln [Region 2]
"Like Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln is a masterpiece in cinematic propaganda, with the deification of the person at the center of its core object of study. The apotheosis of Abraham Lincoln proved as dangerous to history as that of Adolf Hitler."
The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns