Was/Is Secession A Constitutional Right?
Mandeville, LA – Albert Taylor Bledsoe’s “Is Davis a Traitor?” has long been recognized as the best work on the subject of the constitutionality of secession. The book has been reprinted from the original text many times but no one has attempted to create the manuscript in text format itself until now.
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Mike Church & Brion McClanahan are proud to present the first ever version of “Is Davis a Traitor” complete with all the embellishments modern audiences expect from a great book:
Read a Chapter of the book and see for yourself just how brilliant Bledsoe’s defense of the Constitution as a Compact Is-You’ll want to read the rest!
• The text has been re-set with digitally corrected spacing, alignment and punctuation
• Each chapter now contains an introduction written by Church & McClanahan
• McClanahan’s “Who Was Albert Taylor Bledsoe?” essay is now the book’s “Foreward”
• The footnotes have all been edited to reflect widely available, modern source material
• The book now has a complete index to aid readers in locating important subject matter
• The book now has a complete, internet ready bibliography
Praise for this edition of “Is Davis A Traitor”
“Albert Taylor Bledsoe’s ‘Is Davis a Traitor?’ is, without exception, the finest book on the subject of the constitutional right of secession ever written. Its clarity and force know no equal. Its argument awaits a nationalist response still, nearly 150 years since its publication. This new edition from Mike Church and Brion McClanhan makes the book accessible for contemporary readers”
– Kevin R.C. Gutzman Author of “James Madison & The Making of America”
“Was the United States federal government a thing of force or a thing of reason? The first proposition was established by Lincoln and has become the accepted American reality. The second proposition about the Constitution and government is irrefutably true in history and philosophy. It was maintained at great cost by the soldiers and statesmen of the South until each were quashed by force. The ablest of these Southern spokesmen was the philosopher Albert Taylor Bledsoe. Given the great rampaging beast that the government has become in our day, it is surely time to look once more at some old and forgotten truths about what America was intended to be in contrast to what it has become.”
–Clyde N. Wilson – Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History – University of South Carolina