New Book- Catholics and Confederates?

Started by bilbobaggins, April 10, 2023, 07:26:34 PM

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bilbobaggins

Interesting book Defending Dixie's Land: What Every American Should Know About The South And The Civil War by Isaac C. Bishop argues the Southern Confederacy was an aristocratic society similar to Catholic Medieval Europe. The book asserts that there was a robust movement in the South toward a monarchy in reaction to Northern democracy, and many cultural aspects of the Middle Ages lived on in the Confederacy.

The author also argues Catholics were an accepted and influential group in the South while they suffered persecution in the North. The South resembled traditional Catholics more than the Puritan and democratic North.

Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1- Look Away!!! Politically Incorrect Information About Life as a Southern Slave
Chapter 2- I'll Take my Stand-Causes of Southern Secession: The Cotton States
Chapter 3- I'll Take My Stand Causes of Southern Secession-The Upper South
Chapter 4- Old Times There are not Forgotten- The Union Before Lincoln
Chapter 5- To Live And Die In Dixie - Black Support For The Confederacy
Chapter 6- I Wish I Was in the Land of Cotton- Southern Agrarians vs. Northern Industrialization
Chapter 7- Treatment of Minorities North vs. South
Chapter 8- Will, the Real Abraham Lincoln Please, Stand up?
Chapter 9- Politically Incorrect Information About Slavery
Chapter 10- The Old Times are Gone with the Wind
Conclusion

drummerboy

Ferrara's Liberty: the God that Failed does quite the thorough job of dismantling the romantic notions Catholics have surrounding the Confederacy (you can tell the author is a lawyer...).  To be fair I haven't read this book, but I would give Ferrara a read as well.
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bilbobaggins

Quote from: drummerboy on April 10, 2023, 11:49:48 PMFerrara's Liberty: the God that Failed does quite the thorough job of dismantling the romantic notions Catholics have surrounding the Confederacy (you can tell the author is a lawyer...).  To be fair I haven't read this book, but I would give Ferrara a read as well.

Liberty: the God that Failed is a great book.