Why Lincoln Chose War
90% of US citizens were anti-war … why then a war instead of peace?
What does it take to be recognized as a historian? A PhD, of course, and a lifetime spent reading and researching through piles of boring books; then, publication of another boring book. And “we the people” are expected to take everything the historian writes and utters and accept it as the “gospel” without question. But, what about the facts which our historians ignore or those which don’t “fit” their theses?
Why Lincoln Chose War is not boring. And, it contains many, many facts which you were never taught in any government school. For instance, why did the perpetrators of American slavery, the New Englanders, become so vehemently opposed to the institution and foster a “hate campaign” against the entire South which continues to this day? Why was a new Constitution which legalized slavery and the slave trade ratified by eight “free states” which claimed to abhor the institution?
How did Major Anderson and his men receive food supplies at Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter? Why was their alleged “starvation” and lack of supplies not publicized until just four days before April 12, 1861? Why was a war fleet dispatched to Charleston to deliver “biscuit and pork” when an unarmed supply ship could have sufficed?
Read this book and learn what public schools never teach in history class. Determine for yourself “why Lincoln chose war.” And, it was a choice.