If you have not read the article written Mr. Allen Guelzo, you missed another article depicting a yankee's take on Southern history. The exciting stuff has happened after the article was released, and today we will focus on the responses generated by truth seeking Southerners.
What the American Revolution began, the Civil War completed. That, at least, was Abraham Lincoln's view of what was at stake in the Civil War, and especially what was at stake in the Emancipation Proclamation he issued on Sept. 22, 1862—150 years ago this weekend.
"I consider the central idea pervading this struggle," Lincoln commented to his secretary, John Hay, in May 1861, "is the necessity that is upon us of proving that popular government is not an absurdity." In other words, as he told a special session of Congress on July 4, the American republic was an "experiment" to ...