Civil War

The prelude, conduct, aftermath and political consequences of the U.S. War between the States (1861-1865 AD)

The Union: Worth a War?

Doug Bandow is the author of The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington and The Politics of Envy: Statism as Theology, both published by Transaction. This essay is reprinted from the March 1996 issue of Freedom Daily, published monthly by the The Future of Freedom Foundation (11350 Random Hills Rd., Ste. 800, Fairfax, VA 22030)….

'Long May the Battle Flag Wave'

Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola College in Baltimore, and an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (Auburn, Ala. 36849-5301). This essay is reprinted from the October 1994 issue of The Free Market, a monthly newsletter published by the Mises Institute. The NAACP is threatening to boycott South Carolina businesses unless…

The “Great Emancipator” and the Issue of Race

Robert Morgan is the pen name of a writer who holds a bachelor degree in general studies from Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis), as well as graduate certificates in Public Management (Indiana University, South Bend) and Labor Union Studies (I.U.Purdue, Indianapolis). He is currently working toward a Master of Public Affairs degree (I.U., South Bend). He…

The Civil War Concentration Camps

No aspect of the American Civil War left behind a greater legacy of bitterness and acrimony than the treatment of prisoners of war. “Andersonville” still conjures up images of horror unmatched in American History. And although Northern partisans still invoke the infamous Southern camp to defame the Confederacy, the Union had its share of equally…

Shades of Gray in a Dark History

Walter D. Kennedy, Myths of American Slavery, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna LA 2003, 234 pp., hc, photos, addenda, notes, bibliography and index, $24.95 “Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with the sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.”—Colossians 3:22…

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