A Summary of: Lincoln Unmasked. What you are not supposed to know about Dishonest Abe
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Compiled and Edited by
Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume
The Lincoln cult is composed primarily of academics that have their professional reputations wrapped up in publications that deify Lincoln as a Jesus or Moses-like figure. These cultists are more cover-up artists, court historians, gatekeepers, and propagandists than they are genuine scholars.
However, in recent years there has been number of publications by “outsiders.” These are authors who are not card-carrying members of the Lincoln cult and therefore are not burdened by the choice of either having to toe the party line or sacrifice their careers.
Here are a few examples for those who might wish to pursue the topic further.
One is The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln to Wilson –The Fierce Battles Over Money and Power That Transformed the Nation, by Steven R. Weisman.
Another “outsider” with exceptional historical clarity and a hunger for the truth is James Webb, author of the book Born Fighting, A History of the Scots-Irish in America.
In addition, professor Michael F. Holt challenged the cult wisdom in his book, The Fate of Their Country. Unlike Weisman and Webb, Holt is an academic. But he is not a Lincoln cultist. He is the history profession’s top expert on the antebellum era, having authored the monumental book The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, and The Political Crisis of the 1850’s. He is also the co-author of The Civil War and Reconstruction.
The business historian, John Steele Gordon spoke his mind without fear in Hamilton’s Blessing.
Michael Lind’s What Lincoln Believed dismisses the absurd notion that Lincoln was philosophically a Jeffersonian. Lind quotes Lincoln’s longtime law partner, William Herndon, as saying “Mr. Lincoln hates Thomas Jefferson as a man and as a politician.”
Yet another example of a book by outsiders who have challenged the Lincoln cult is Lincoln’s Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and President’s Mission to Destroy the Press, by journalist Jeffery Manber and historian Neil Dahlstrom.
The book’s appendix contains many more for those who have had their interest whetted.
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