I, Confederate: Why Dixie Seceded and Fought in the Words of Southern Soldiers



If we are to believe conventional history books, the Southern Cause died on April 9, 1865 with Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. As with most mainstream history, however, this belief is not only false, the opposite is true. The Southern Cause is flourishing today like never before! How can this be if the North won the war over a century and a half ago? Just what was and is the Southern Cause? And why were millions of people of all races willing to sacrifice their lives for it? You will find the answers to these questions, as well as discussions on closely associated topics (the Constitution, nullification, sectionalism, slavery etc.) in historian Lochlainn Seabrook’s one-of-a-kind volume I, Confederate. In this revealing and vitally important work of history pertinent for today, author Seabrook provides excerpts from the writings, speeches, letters and poems of some 200 Southerners (mostly former C.S.A. soldiers), who describe, in their own words, the reasons why they seceded and took up arms against their Northern cousins.

Hint: It ain’t slavery. For added context Seabrook also includes pertinent writings from Southern women, Southern civilians, Northern civilians and even several Union veterans who also supported the momentous campaign that Southerners appropriately referred to as “the bedrock of the Southern Confederacy.” Get the facts about the Southern Cause from the only truly reliable source, Confederate veterans—the men who created it and risked their lives for it—in this historically accurate work that preserves an essential and much neglected aspect of genuine American history. Illustrated with rare Confederate photos from the 1860s, I, Confederate includes a preface, introduction, notes, index and bibliography. —— I, Confederate (softcover, 376 pages, #1023).