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9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America
And Four Who Tried to Save Her

by Brion McClanahan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-02-08
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1621574911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence. 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation's current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America
A Book

by Brion McClanahan

  • Publisher : Regnery History
  • Release : 2017-09-18
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781621576358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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He's the subject of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten-dollar bill, and one of the most popular founding fathers. But what do you really know about Alexander Hamilton? Hamilton was no American hero, says author Brion McClanahan. In fact, he spent his life working to make sure citizens and states could not hold the federal government accountable. His policies set a path for presidents to launch secret and illegal wars. And he wanted to make sure American citizens couldn?t do a thing to stop the government's overreach. In How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, Brion McClanahan examines the dangers of Hamilton's philosophy, introduces readers to heroes and enemies both new and familiar, and—most importantly—explains how we can put power back in the hands of the American people.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers
A Book

by Brion McClanahan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 1596985933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Forgotten Conservatives in American Hist

Forgotten Conservatives in American Hist
A Book

by Brion McClanahan,Clyde N. Wilson

  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-04-16
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781455615797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An education on conservatism. This series of essays defines the American idea of conservatism as adapted from European society. In tracing its evolution from the country's beginnings, conservatism is defined as sound money, light taxes, low debt, states' rights, and decentralization. Chapters examine men like Grover Cleveland, the last conservative president; John Taylor, the best political thinker of the Jeffersonian tradition; and Sam Ervin, the last constitutionalist. Through the words and actions of men, readers will find an understanding of American conservatism from the founding generation to the present.

Theodore and Woodrow

Theodore and Woodrow
How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

by Andrew P. Napolitano

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2012-11-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1595554211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn’t.” America’s founding fathers saw freedom as a part of our nature to be protected—not to be usurped by the federal government—and so enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents caring more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which America was founded. Theodore and Woodrow is Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s shocking historical account of how a Republican and a Democratic president oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history, from a land built on the belief that authority should be left to the individuals and the states to a bloated, far-reaching federal bureaucracy, continuing to grow and consume power each day. With lessons rooted in history, Judge Napolitano shows the intellectually arrogant, anti-personal freedom, even racist progressive philosophy driving these men to poison the American system of government. And Americans still pay for their legacy—in the federal income, in state-prescribed compulsory education, in the Federal Reserve, in perpetual wars, and in the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true competition in the marketplace. With his attention to detail, deep constitutional knowledge, and unwavering adherence to truth telling, Judge Napolitano moves through the history of these men and their times in office to show how American values and the Constitution were sadly set aside, leaving personal freedom as a shadow of its former self, in the grip of an insidious, Nanny state, progressive ideology.

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution
A Book

by Brion McClanahan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-05-20
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 162157072X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are liberals right when they cite the “elastic” clauses of the Constitution to justify big government? Or are conservatives right when they cite the Constitution’s explicit limits on federal power? The answer lies in a more basic question: How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the source—to the Founding Fathers themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions. In The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, you’ll discover: How the Constitution was designed to protect rather than undermine the rights of States Why Congress, not the executive branch, was meant to be the dominant branch of government—and why the Founders would have argued for impeaching many modern presidents for violating the Constitution Why an expansive central government was the Founders’ biggest fear, and how the Constitution—and the Bill of Rights—was designed to guard against it Why the founding generation would regard most of the current federal budget—including “stimulus packages”—as unconstitutional Why the Founding Fathers would oppose attempts to “reform” the Electoral College Why the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the enormous authority of the Supreme Court, and why the Founders intended Congress, not the Court, to interpret federal law Authoritative, fascinating, and timely, The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution is the definitive layman’s guide to America’s most important—and often willfully misunderstood—historical document

The Constitution Failed

The Constitution Failed
A Book

by Robert R. Owens

  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1612150942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can you say, "The Constitution failed?" Don't you mean, "We failed the Constitution?" Or is that a distinction without a difference? Since the declared and understood purpose to the writing and ratification of the Constitution was to create and sustain a limited government and since We the People now face an unlimited government Dr. Owens maintains we face the painful reality, "The Constitution failed." As a member of the Richmond Tea Party and a contributing author to the websites of numerous Tea Parties across the fruited plane Dr. Robert Owens, the author of the History of the Future builds upon Dispatches from that History to show not only that the Constitution has failed but that in many ways that failure was foretold before it was ever ratified by the arguments of the Anti-Federalists. He then goes on to offer recommendations for how We the People can organize and advocate for a solution which will preserve liberty in the land of the free and the home of the brave."

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes
A Book

by Brion McClanahan

  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release : 2012-11-13
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1596983205
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

We Do Our Part

We Do Our Part
Toward a Fairer and More Equal America

by Charles Peters

  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0812983750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How did we get here? America is divided as rarely before; the substance and spirit of the Age of FDR--"We Do Our Part," the motto of the New Deal's National Recovery Administration--seems irretrievably lost in the cacophony of the Age of Trump. With clarity and wit, the legendary editor Charles Peters explains the chasm that defines us today: the split between the educated elite and the working-class, rural and religious voters who live in what's condescendingly--but tellingly--known as flyover country. The beginning of the end of Trumpism will come when Blue State sophisticates honestly confront their own role in creating the political, economic, and cultural resentments that propelled the 45th president into office. Too many Democrats lost touch with the average American, Peters argues, when the liberal elite became more concerned with being smarter, having better taste, and making more money, than with understanding why workers were earning less, and hated being looked down on. It was this hatred of being looked down on as bigoted boobs in polyester that united the working class, rural, and evangelical voters, and helped set the stage for the culturally populist backlash of 2016 and beyond. If liberal Democrats want to win again, they need to be fair to everyone, including the working man who was once essential to the party of FDR. In We Do Our Part, Peters shows us where we have been and where we are going, drawing from his invaluable perspective as a man who has seen America's better days and still believes in the promise that lies ahead.

Presidents' Most Wanted™

Presidents' Most Wanted™
The Top 10 Book of Extraordinary Executives, Colorful Campaigns, and White House Oddities

by Nick Ragone

  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1597970743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The presidency is a special office. Along with the vice president, the victorious candidate is our only nationally elected official, and the position has come to symbolize American government worldwide. In many ways, the office is greater than the people who have occupied it. In the 200-plus years of our nation’s history, the presidency has grown and evolved dramatically. With the exception of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson, the nineteenth-century office holders exerted little executive power and mostly deferred to Congress on domestic affairs. Teddy Roosevelt began to change all that, and FDR completed the transformation with his New Deal, laying the foundations for the modern presidency. With the onset of the Cold War, the “imperial” presidency was in full bloom, and after a brief lull, the government’s response to the war on terror has given the office new and unprecedented powers. Undoubtedly now the presidency is not only the most powerful and important job in the United States, but arguably in the world. Presidents’ Most Wanted™ celebrates the office, the people who inhabited it, and the process of winning it, with thirty-five chapters packed full of all sorts of presidential trivia. It covers everything from elections to first ladies to blunders and triumphs, and gives the reader an in-depth look at the most powerful person in the world.

150 Reasons Why Barack Obama Is the Worst President in History

150 Reasons Why Barack Obama Is the Worst President in History
A Book

by Matt Margolis,Mark Noonan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-03-30
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780615794754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How will history remember Barack Obama? With all the failures of Barack Obama's presidency, it's impossible to remember them all. Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama (so far) into one book. Now you can easily find all the information that was ignored by the media, and forgotten during the 2012 election. Did Barack Obama really save this country from another Great Depression? Did he really improve our country's image around the world, or unite America? What about the new era of post-partisanship and government transparency? Did he really expand health coverage while lowering costs and cutting taxes? In Caucus of Corruption, Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan exposed the rampant corruption of the Democratic Party that went unreported by the media. Now, they have set their sights on Barack Obama. 150 Reasons Why Barack Obama is The Worst President in History exposes the truth about his presidency, and documents the facts that will shape his legacy: His real record on the economy; the ugly truths about Obamacare; his shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars; his bitterly divisive style of governing; his shameless usurping of the Constitution; his scandals and cover ups; his policy failures at home and abroad; the unprecedented expansion of government power. All of these facts are now at your fingertips in a single source. 150 Reasons Why Barack Obama is The Worst President in History is your ultimate guide Obama's real record. Not the record touted by Obama on the campaign trail, or in Obama Administration talking points, but everything they'd like you to forget.

When America Stopped Being Great

When America Stopped Being Great
A History of the Present

by Nick Bryant

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1472985494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Nick Bryant is brilliant. He has a way of showing you what you've been missing from the whole story whilst never leaving you feeling stupid.' – Emily Maitlis 'Bryant is a genuine rarity, a Brit who understands America' – Washington Post In When America Stopped Being Great, veteran reporter and BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant reveals how America's decline paved the way for Donald Trump's rise, sowing division and leaving the country vulnerable to its greatest challenge of the modern era. Deftly sifting through almost four decades of American history, from post-Cold War optimism, through the scandal-wracked nineties and into the new millennium, Bryant unpacks the mistakes of past administrations, from Ronald Reagan's 'celebrity presidency' to Barack Obama's failure to adequately address income and racial inequality. He explains how the historical clues, unseen by many (including the media) paved the way for an outsider to take power and a country to slide towards disaster. As Bryant writes, 'rather than being an aberration, Trump's presidency marked the culmination of so much of what had been going wrong in the United States for decades – economically, racially, politically, culturally, technologically and constitutionally.' A personal elegy for an America lost, unafraid to criticise actors on both sides of the political divide, When America Stopped Being Great takes the long view, combining engaging storytelling with recent history to show how the country moved from the optimism of Reagan's 'Morning in America' to the darkness of Trump's 'American Carnage'. It concludes with some of the most dramatic events in recent memory, in an America torn apart by a bitterly polarised election, racial division, the national catastrophe of the coronavirus and the threat to US democracy evidenced by the storming of Capitol Hill.

FDR's Folly

FDR's Folly
How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression

by Jim Powell

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307420718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Great Depression and the New Deal. For generations, the collective American consciousness has believed that the former ruined the country and the latter saved it. Endless praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression’s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform. In fact, FDR has achieved mythical status in American history and is considered to be, along with Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents of all time. But would the Great Depression have been so catastrophic had the New Deal never been implemented? In FDR’s Folly, historian Jim Powell argues that it was in fact the New Deal itself, with its shortsighted programs, that deepened the Great Depression, swelled the federal government, and prevented the country from turning around quickly. You’ll discover in alarming detail how FDR’s federal programs hurt America more than helped it, with effects we still feel today, including: • How Social Security actually increased unemployment • How higher taxes undermined good businesses • How new labor laws threw people out of work • And much more This groundbreaking book pulls back the shroud of awe and the cloak of time enveloping FDR to prove convincingly how flawed his economic policies actually were, despite his good intentions and the astounding intellect of his circle of advisers. In today’s turbulent domestic and global environment, eerily similar to that of the 1930s, it’s more important than ever before to uncover and understand the truth of our history, lest we be doomed to repeat it.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

by James W. Loewen

  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 162097455X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.

A Generation of Sociopaths

A Generation of Sociopaths
How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

by Bruce Cannon Gibney

  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 2017-03-07
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0316395803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In his "remarkable" (Men's Journal) and "controversial" (Fortune) book -- written in a "wry, amusing style" (The Guardian) -- Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations. Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off. Gibney argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America.

Recarving Rushmore

Recarving Rushmore
Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

by Ivan Eland

  • Publisher : Independent Inst
  • Release : 2014-10-01
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN : 9781598131291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers an unbiased ranking system of American presidents based on how well the policies of each adhered to the founders original intention of limiting federal power in all its aspects.

Southern Scribblings

Southern Scribblings
A Book

by Brion McClanahan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-06
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781734950403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sixty essays exploring the South and the Southern tradition in the United States.

James Madison and the Making of America

James Madison and the Making of America
A Book

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2012-02-14
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1429941006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In James Madison and the Making of America, historian Kevin Gutzman looks beyond the way James Madison is traditionally seen -- as "The Father of the Constitution" -- to find a more complex and sometimes contradictory portrait of this influential Founding Father and the ways in which he influenced the spirit of today's United States. Instead of an idealized portrait of Madison, Gutzman treats readers to the flesh-and-blood story of a man who often performed his founding deeds in spite of himself: Madison's fame rests on his participation in the writing of The Federalist Papers and his role in drafting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Today, his contribution to those documents is largely misunderstood. He thought that the Bill of Rights was unnecessary and insisted that it not be included in the Constitution, a document he found entirely inadequate and predicted would soon fail. Madison helped to create the first American political party, the first party to call itself "Republican", but only after he had argued that political parties, in general, were harmful. Madison served as Secretary of State and then as President during the early years of the United States and the War of 1812; however, the American foreign policy he implemented in 1801-1817 ultimately resulted in the British burning down the Capitol and the White House. In so many ways, the contradictions both in Madison's thinking and in the way he governed foreshadowed the conflicted state of our Union now. His greatest legacy—the disestablishment of Virginia's state church and adoption of the libertarian Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom—is often omitted from discussion of his career. Yet, understanding the way in which Madison saw the relationship between the church and state is key to understanding the real man. Kevin Gutzman's James Madison and the Making of America promises to become the standard biography of our fourth President.

What Happened

What Happened
A Book

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-09-12
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1501175572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

It Wasn't About Slavery

It Wasn't About Slavery
Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War

by Samuel W. Mitcham

  • Publisher : Regnery History
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1621578763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Great Lie of the Civil War If you think the Civil War was fought to end slavery, you’ve been duped. In fact, as distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham argues in his provocative new book, It Wasn’t About Slavery, no political party advocated freeing the slaves in the presidential election of 1860. The Republican Party platform opposed the expansion of slavery to the western states, but it did not embrace abolition. The real cause of the war was a dispute over money and self-determination. Before the Civil War, the South financed most of the federal government—because the federal government was funded by tariffs, which were paid disproportionately by the agricultural South that imported manufactured goods. Yet, most federal government spending and subsidies benefited the North. The South wanted a more limited federal government and lower tariffs—the ideals of Thomas Jefferson—and when the South could not get that, it opted for independence. Lincoln was unprepared when the Southern states seceded, and force was the only way to bring them—and their tariff money—back. That was the real cause of the war. A well-documented and compelling read by a master historian, It Wasn’t About Slavery will change the way you think about Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the cause and legacy of America’s momentous Civil War.