For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Abe Lincoln's Secret War Against The North
  • John Chodes
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Abe Lincoln's Secret War Against The North.
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Abraham Lincoln is an American icon. As "Honest Abe"¯ and the "Great Emancipator,"¯ today he is viewed as a demigod whose grand virtues far outweigh his miniscule human failings.

Yet he wasn't always viewed this way. During his presidency, he was feared and hated, not only by Southerners but also by his political rivals, the Democrats, and to a surprising degree by the rank-and-file of his own Republican Party. They recognized that he had become a brutal dictator and was turning the USA into a permanently militarized nation.

In these pages John Chodes exposes a shocking and criminal campaign against the people of New York, Maryland, Indiana and Missouri during the Civil War, events most of us have never heard of.


About the Author

John Chodes has published extensively on the War for Southern Independence and the devastating effects of Reconstruction, including the loss of State sovereignty and the extraordinary federalization of our public schools. 

He has a long list of credits including six plays produced in New York City and several nonfiction books including Corbitt  [1974, biography of Ted Corbitt, the first African-American runner to compete in an Olympic marathon] which won the "Journalistic Excellence Award” from Road Runners Club of America and was hailed as “One of the Best Sports Books of the Year” by The New York Times.]  

Mr. Chodes has written for The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, and Cue. As Communications Director for the Libertarian Party of New York, Mr. Chodes has published chapters in four books and over 100 press pieces promoting the free market in The New York Times, Chronicles, Reason, The Freeman, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, and ABC-TV, FOX-TV. As a photojournalist he has been published by Newsweek, Track and Field News, Town and Country. His photo-stories have been featured in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Heights Press, The Phoenix, and the Brooklyn Record.

In his books on American history, Mr. Chodes delves deep into archives to retrieve lost (or buried) evidence to recall how the United States veered away from its Constitutional guarantees and viciously fought democratic initiatives from its own people. The Constitution was ratified on the basis that secession would be an accepted alternative if the Federal government over-stepped its mandated powers. In The Union League: Washington’s Klan, he describes the Federal government’s agency, the Union League, which equaled or surpassed the Ku Klux Klan in brutality toward Southern freedmen.

His articles, mostly relating to the history of the federalizing of Southern education, culture and property, have appeared in ChroniclesThe FreemanSocial Justice ReviewThe New York TribuneSouthern Partisan, and Southern Events.

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Today, many aspects of the Civil War have been swept under the rug, but through this investigation of three Northern states that opposed Abraham Lincoln's policies, and one state that fervently supported him, the true reality will be kept alive....
Today, many aspects of the Civil War have been swept under the rug, but through this investigation of three Northern states that opposed Abraham Lincoln's policies, and one state that fervently supported him, the true reality will be kept alive.

Why is this story important for today? Because many of the negatives in 21st-century American society, the centralization of power in Washington, political indifference to the popular will, the continual expansion of the "military-industrial complex" can all be traced to their starting point: Abraham Lincoln's presidency.

We shall see that the Radical wing of Lincoln's Republican Party was a precursor of the 20th- and 21st-century totalitarian regimes. These Radicals believed in, and fulfilled their goal of, one-party rule. This goal was not shaped by four years of brutalizing war but was inherent in their ideology from the beginning.


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Republicans Reconstruct New York Like the South

In April 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and then the war ended. His disciples, the Radical Republicans, continued his policy of retribution against “collaborationist New York.” New York’s post-war history has generally been glossed over as a mirror image of Southern carpetbag corruption, personified by William Darcy “Boss” Tweed, and his multi-million dollar bribes and scams. The more intriguing and realistic story is how...

Republicans Reconstruct New York Like the South

In April 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and then the war ended. His disciples, the Radical Republicans, continued his policy of retribution against “collaborationist New York.” New York’s post-war history has generally been glossed over as a mirror image of Southern carpetbag corruption, personified by William Darcy “Boss” Tweed, and his multi-million dollar bribes and scams. The more intriguing and realistic story is how the Radicals tried to turn New York into a colony of Washington, and failed, because of Tweed.

Radicals and Radical Social “Reform”

In 1864 Republican Reuben Fenton “defeated” Horatio Seymour for the governorship, with the help of “Beast” Butler, the stationing of the U.S. army at the polls, and the switching of thousands of the ballots of soldiers in the field from Democratic to Republican. . . .



Pages 212
Year: 2015
BISAC: HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
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