Many of this blog’s readers are already familiar with Kevin Levin’s blog, Civil War Memory. It is IMHO, one of the finest Civil War blogs around, arguably the best Civil War blog around.
This evening, Kevin Levin has made a new post on Gordon Spencer Gantt’s Slavery and Lincoln’s War and Aftermath (Outskirts Publishing). From Kevin’s description this book appears to be a neo-Confederate’s attempt to prove that the Civil War was really not about slavery. I’ll leave my soundbite at that and for a fuller description send you to Kevin’s post, “An Analysis of Lincoln and Slavery by Joe Sixpack.”
I will say, however, that an important purpose of Civil War Emancipation is to combat the sort of nonsense which Gantt’s book apparently embodies. I intend to obtain a copy of this book, even if I have to contribute to the author’s royalty stream, give it a fair and critical reading, and report back. So on this issue please stay tuned.