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."
"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."
"By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at HarperÂs Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a Âholy martyrÂ 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."
"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."
"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."
"First-rate study of strategic & tactical questions in abolitionist thought -- gradual versus immediate abolition -- Liberty Party political activism versus Garrisonian non-political nonresistance, etc"
"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."