Lincoln’s Marxists (hardback)


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  • 378 Pages including Addenda
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Extensive Notes, Bibliography & Index

LINCOLN’S MARXISTS – Was Abraham Lincoln influenced by communism when the Union condemned the rights of Southern states to express their independence? It’s shocking to think so.
But that’s precisely what Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson Jr. assert in Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists. The pair completely reassess this tumultuous time in American history, exposing the “politically correct” view of the War for Southern Independence as nothing less than the same observation announced by Marx himself.

In the mid-nineteenth century, a group of radical socialists known as the Forty-Eighters brought their views to the United States, seeking to change its government and society.  These advocates of big government supported the ideologies of Abraham Lincoln and endorsed him as a presidential candidate.  This compelling book follows the rise of the early Republican Party, describing how a group of extreme socialists set the tone for today’s Leviathan government.

Eighteen chapters offer an in-depth explanation of the Forty-Eighters, noting their origins in Europe, where the socialist revolutions took place; their influence on the election of 1861; and their role in the Union army.  Sections question the high regard that such communists as Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels held for Lincoln.  Lincoln’s Marxists also scrutinized Lincoln’s religious views disputing the common belief that he was pious Christian.

Addenda include profiles of early American communists and socialists, an article on twenty-first century secession movements, and a recommended reading list.  Pictures of historical figures provide a visual reference.  Through cogent examinations, the authors reveal a side of Abraham Lincoln’s life that has remained shrouded in obscurity.

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Ch.  1:  Red Invasion of America
Ch.  2:  Marx, Engels, and Lincoln
Ch.  3:  Adolph Hitler and Abraham Lincoln
Ch.  4:  A Freethinker Looks at Lincoln
Ch.  5:  Lincoln’s Mystical View of the Union
Ch.  6:  Was Lincoln’s View Correct–What about the Union?
Ch.  7:  Abraham Lincoln the Socialist
Ch.  8:  The Impact of 1848
Ch.  9:  Socialist Exodus to the United States
Ch.10:  Socialist Influence in the Election of 1860
Ch.11:  Support for the Union from Marx, Engels, & Others
Ch.12:  Lincoln’s Socialist Legions–The Germans
Ch.13:  Lincoln’s Socialist Legions–The Non-Germans
Ch.14:  “What Did You DO After the War, Daddy?”
Ch.15:  Socialist Goals in the United States (1860 until the Present)
Ch.16:  Evangelicals Marching with Marx
Ch.17:  The Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Ch.18:  Looking Backward
Addendum   I: Prominent Early American Socialists & Communists
Addendum  II:  Perpetual Motion & Other Utopian Dreams
Addendum III:  Socialist Influence on Feminism
Addendum IV:  Twenty-First Century American Secession Movements
Addendum  V:  A Views of Edward Bellamy’s Socialist Progress
Addendum VI:  Recommended Reading List

During the War for Southern Independence, Marx wrote about his support of the Union Army, the Republican Party, and Lincoln himself. In fact, he named the president as “the single-minded son of the working class.” In addition to shedding light on this little-known part of our history, Kennedy and Benson also ask pertinent questions about the validity of today’s federal government and why its role seems so much larger than the liberty found in the states it represents.
Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists is a bold undertaking, but it’s one that needs our immediate and absolute attention.

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