- Author: Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 9 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 9 - Adult
- Binding: pb
- Pages: 440
Most Americans are taught that, despite its horrors, the American Civil War was necessary in order to produce a wonderful result — the emancipation of black slaves.
According to Hummel such an interpretation tramples on too many uncomfortable historical truths. Of particular importance to our Constitutional studies, Hummel discusses how Lincoln and the Republicans ushered in the era of Big Government through a wholesale trampling upon the Constitution. Deeply thought-provoking. Includes invaluable bibliographical essays.