RE: [civilwarwest] Books in the DiLorenzo Vein
- For a careful rebuttal of DiLorenzo, see Jim Epperson's
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Carl Williams
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:18 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Books in the DiLorenzo Vein
As for DiLorenzo, I did feel that he was dipping back into a certain
body of argument that was current in Maryland at one time. This
literature at least was not mindless hate of Lincoln, but reasoned
objections and charges about the alleged un-Constitutional nature of
some of Lincoln's actions in that state and the nation. Although I
would also call a lot of it misplaced and over-heated, that body of
argument has some interest for me. Marylanders certainly caught the
brunt of much of Lincoln's actions that were of an [arguably]
I would not call DiLorenzo's book well written.
Another book that reminds me of DiLorenzo's book is "The Politically
Incorrect Guide to American History " by Thomas E. Woods Jr. In a lot
of ways it is a refreshing change of view. But for anyone wanting to
check up for himself on anything, there are no footnotes! Just oblique
references to various books. Pretty bad.