On Saturday, February 17, 2018, The Stephen Dill Lee Institute(a Sons of Confederate Veterans program) will have a one day conference in Shreveport, Louisiana. The topic is The Rational Confederate in an Irrational World: Defending our Southern heritage in an age devoid of logic and reason. Two Shotwell authors will be presenting, James "Ron" Kennedy (Punished with Poverty, Dixie Rising) and Paul C. Graham (Confederaphobia, When the Yankees Come). For information and reservations, please mash HERE.
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Charleston, SC, the Abbeville Institute will be hosting a conference. The topic will be Attacking Confederate Monuments and Its Meaning for America. They have an impressive slate of speakers, including Shotwell author Kirkpatrick Sale (Emancipation Hell). The keynote address will be Congressman Ben Jones (alias “Cooter” from “Dukes of Hazzard” fame). His topic: “Southern to the Bone, or How to be Happily Unreconstructed in a World Gone Crazy.”
Information and registration details can be found HERE.
We will have a table set-up at this event, so come by and see us if you can!
Confederaphobia: An American Epidemic by Paul C. Graham and Southerner Take Your Stand! by John Vinson are now available in audio format at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Both titles cost about $5.00.
Here are the links:
Confederaphobia: Amazon - Audible - iTunes
Southerner Take Your Stand! at Amazon - Audible - iTunes
Lies My Teacher Told Me, Emancipation Hell, and The Yankee Problem are also available at these venues. We currently have two more in the queue and another two under consideration. Keep your eyes (and ears) open for them in the coming months.
Since our last post, we have been working hard to insure 2018 will be our best year to date. We are very excited—and hope you will be too— to be starting the new year with a new title:
My Own Darling Wife: Letters from a Confederate Volunteer, edited and introduced by Andrew P. Calhoun, Jr.
This book is a collection of never before published letters of John Francis Calhoun written to his wife Rebecca Nobles Calhoun during the War for Southern Independence.
John Francis Calhoun was a grand-nephew of the great South Carolina Statesman, John C. Calhoun.. He entered the Confederate Army in April 1861 as a lieutenant in the 7th South Carolina Volunteers. Calhoun owned several farms, a tanning yard, and a grist mill in Abbeville District of South Carolina. His letters not only give an account of his life as a soldier, and his concern for his wife and infant daughter at home, they also provide a rich source of information about farming, business, and his extended family.
FROM THE LETTERS:
“Those who will not now come forth and strike a blow in defence of our homes, do not deserve the name of freeman and the benefits and enjoyments of a free government.”
“I hear some of the officers and men saying this war is making business women of our wives, they are economizing and attending to business like men and learning to be very ingenious in making everything at home.”
“Our revolutionary fathers fought seven years, half-fed, poorly clad, and in the dead of winter they were often bare footed, and could be tracked by the blood on the snow and ice from their bleeding feet; and are we unworthy of the rich legacy they handed down to us - shall we falter when we are ‘almost there’”?
My Own Darling Wife is now available in both print and digital format.
Unlike most of our previous titles, the print edition is hard-bound. It is available at all major (and several minor) online book retailers including Amazon.com.
The digital edition is available at our online store as well as Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and many, many other outlets.
Click below to get your copy:
The antebellum and Confederate South in American history have now been officially and pervasively imagined to be evil and irredeemable. This is far from the case. Those who promote this uncharitable narrative, sadly, are astronomically ignorant of history and have never paid the least attention to the historian’s first requirement---researching the record in pursuit of understanding the people of the past. All that needs to be done to explode the tissue of lies that now constitute “Southern history” is to look at some of the records left by the people themselves. This is where our latest production comes in...
Karen Stokes, in CAROLINA LOVE LETTERS, has collected beautiful and moving documents that display the interior life of Southerners of the 19thcentury. These letters portray deep and long-lasting love between husbands and wives and much else about the life of the time. They reflect the hearts and minds of a very admirable people of the antebellum and Confederate South.
This charming little volume is now available for purchase.
We may be biased, but we think it would make a lovely Christmas present to yourself or someone you love!
How to Get Yours
CAROLINA LOVE LETTERS, is now available at AMAZON and all major online book retail outlets.
Electronic editions are also available on our web site, the Kindle Store, iTunes, Nook, and just about everywhere else. Mash below to get yours today!
Hot off the Press!
As the cultural cleansing of all-things-Southern continues to rage on in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we are pleased to announce the release of our 19th book:
Confederaphobia: An American Epidemic by Paul C. Graham.
There is an epidemic of hate and fear sweeping the land; a wave of hostility and intolerance that shows no sign of slowing or stopping; its fury is directed at Southern symbols—flags, monuments, and other displays—in fact everything Southern now appears to be a target. Paul C. Graham has courageously examined this case of mass hysteria; a condition he has aptly dubbed “Confederaphobia.”
Southern people are growing weary of the ongoing demonization; of being bullied and harassed; and have begun to realize that Confederaphobia is not a matter of monuments, but a campaign to expunge their identity.
If you are a self-identified Southerner, you are a potential target!
It’s not too late to inoculate yourself from the dangerous effects of this disease, but this is only possible if you recognize the problem.
The problem is not Confederate flags, monuments, markers, belt-buckles, stickers, do-dads, knick-knacks, what-nots, or Dukes of Hazzard re-runs—the problem is Confederaphobia!
How to Get Yours
Confederaphobia is now available at Amazon.com.
A downloadable edition is available directly from our web site at a reduced price, or may be purchased directly from all major online outlets (Kindle, Apple, Nook, etc.) by following THIS LINK.
See what all the fuss is about! Go on and git yers today!
Ron Kennedy, co-author of Punished with Poverty, was interviewed on MPB on the American obsession du jour, Confederate Monuments.
We have it queued-up to the segment in which Mr. Kennedy appears to spare you from the non-sense that preceded it.
The following review was posted on RevisedHistory, 13 August 2017:
Segregation Was Not Southern Racism–It Was Federal Policy
by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
I have just received an informative little book that deals with a lot of material folks will never see in their “history” books, but need to be aware of, especially here in the South. This book was written by John Chodes of New York City and published by Shotwell Publishing http://www.ShotwellPublishing.com in Columbia, South Carolina.
The title of the book is Segregation Federal Policy or Racism? And Mr. Chodes explains why it was federal policy instead of Southern racism. He starts out by dealing with a subject I have written about on and off for years, but which most people simply fail to grasp–that “reconstruction” did not end in the South after the Yankee/Marxist troops departed–it just continued under other names and it continues right down to our day. The current riots in Charlottesville, Virginia are a prime example of how “reconstruction” continues to work in our day.
Chodes notes on page x of his introduction that: “Northerners attempted to recast every opinion opposed to the North’s myths, to impose Northern ways upon the Southern people, to…write error across the pages of Southern history which were out of keeping with the Northern legend…” Here he quoted Frank L. Owsley, who had noted all this decades ago. And referring to this, Chodes stated: “This new history erased the fact that segregation is not the result of Southern racism. It is the result of federal policy from 1865 to 1900 to divide the white and black races and to promote discord and hatred for political advantage.” In this vein, he begins to conclude his book with this statement: “Uncle Sam has come full circle. He created segregation by fraud, force, and violence, then blamed Southerners for those deeds. Now he employs busing, gerrymandering of election districts, the police, the national guard, the courts, confiscation, and the threat of incarceration to achieve a coercive, integrated, egalitarian society through an arbitrary ratio of blacks to whites. This is totally in keeping with the utopian dream of the Radical Republican carpetbaggers and congressmen.” And in between these two points he says an awful lot in a short 73 pages that it will take a couple of articles for me to even hit all the high points.
Mr. Chodes notes how the antebellum society of the South before the War of Northern Aggression was an integrated society, especially on the plantations, but other places as well. For Southern society to function back then there had to be a fair amount of integration because there was a mutual dependence of both races on the other. After the Confederacy was defeated (but never officially surrendered) all of this changed. “Reconstruction” changed all this “…by the bayonet, into mutual suspicion and loathing, separation and violence. A great mental and physical chasm opened up between the races.” That was not by accident. He goes into the fact that, in the Johnson administration, segregation began under “congressional reconstruction.” He wrote that: “In many respects, the Reconstruction-era policy of divide and conquer is still maintained today but in a subtler form.” Only with some of what is going on today with the planned destruction of Southern culture, it is getting much less subtle and much more overt.
Chodes notes the integrated makeup of Southern armies. He observes: “Contrary to politically correct history, the Confederacy used blacks, slave and free, as troops long before the North did. Slaves were integrated with white troops into Southern armies,” and although Mr. Chodes didn’t mention it, they got the same pay, when they got paid, as white troops did. In the Northern armies they got less.
The 14th and 15th Amendments come in for “honorable” mention by Chodes, where he notes that “Both these amendments drove a tremendous antagonistic wedge between the races. They were not intended to create equality between blacks and whites, they were to put the bottom rail on top and perpetuate constant discord, violence, and political submission of the rebels to the freedmen. These Constitutional amendments were acts of revenge and their effects are still felt today.”
It has been a while since our last Blog post, but there ain't no reason to worry ‘bout us slowin’ down.
We’ve been busy russlin’ up some fine material, including the book we are officially releasing today:
Segregation: Federal Policy or Racism?
by John Chodes.
You may remember a book we published by Mr. Chodes when we were first starting out entitled Washington’s KKK: The Union League During Southern Reconstruction.
Both Chodes's books are slim volumes, but are packed with information that should be well known, but “for some reason” ain’t.
We realize that this is a delicate topic, gentle reader, but we must be bold when confronting the issues that continue to affect us today.
Understanding the origins of institutional segregation can go a long way in helping us treat its lingering effects. If we are mistaken regarding the cause, we are far less likely to find the cure. This should be neither controversial or divisive.
Here's a brief description of Chodes's new book:
MOST PEOPLE KNOW something of Jim Crow and the segregated South — even if only from melodramatic television and cinematic depictions. Few, however, know how it came into being. The antebellum South was not racially segregated.
It was a race-conscious society to be sure, but it was not segregated. How did this post-war social arrangement come into being? Was it a spontaneous codification of Southern racism or can its origins be found elsewhere?
In SEGREGATION, New York playwright and historian John Chodes makes the case that segregation was imported from and imposed on the South by the conquering North before it was adopted and institutionalised by the South.
If Chodes is correct, there is much more to the segregation story than the “virtuous North” against the “recalcitrant South” narrative that is at the root of the ongoing demonization of Dixie and the war on her flags and monuments.
Such insight could go a long way in providing new avenues of discussion to better diagnose and treat the social ills we continue to confront in contemporary America...
Print copies are now available at Amazon. To go directly to the book, please mash (“click”) HERE.
Electronic copies are available for a special price of 99¢ anywhere they are sold! (For a complete list of online retailers, mash HERE)
This price is good through the end of August. After that, it will list for $3.99-$4.99.
If you buy it from our NEW ONLINE STORE you can get an ADDITIONAL 50% OFF.
This offer expires at the end of August. Here’s the link to the store and here’s the discount code: COLLARDS
You can use the same code to get a 50% discount on anything in our store.
We currently have 3 audiobooks (Lies My Teacher Told Me; Emancipation Hell, & The Yankee Problem) and 4 electronic books (From Jekyll to Hide; When the Yankees Come; Segregation, & Dismantling the Republic).
We are offering deep discounts because we are asking for any feedback on how the purchase process is working, especially if you encounter any problems.
The online store is a work in progress and we are adding products as time permits. Soon we will be selling some hard to find titles (not published by Shotwell) by some of our authors, including Clyde Wilson and James Kibler, as well as some signed copies of our own titles. Baby steps...
--The Shotwell Gang
P.S. – For deep discounts on new releases, subscribe to our new release notification by mashing HERE. (Subscribers got 50% off Print edition of Segregation today)
As a bonus for signing-up, you will get a FREE downloadable edition of Dr. Clyde Wilson’s Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence.
In keeping with our goal of “proudly going where no redneck has gone before,” we are breaking new ground here at Shotwell by announcing our premiere Southern Mystery novel…
To Jekyll and Hide
by Martin L. Wilson
Here’s a description:
WINTER, 1942—THE U.S. HAS JUST ENTERED WORLD WAR II. Clarke Deveau, betrayed by his wife and dismissed in disgrace by the U.S. Justice Department, returns home to the little piece that is left of his family plantation near Jekyll Island on the Georgia Coast.
Taking on a case involving a questionable death by accident, he finds himself unwittingly drawn into a tangle of deception, murder, and treason—including a beautiful French refugee, killer horses, traitorous industrialists, Nazi and Communist agents, New Jersey thugs, and even a German U-Boat… READ MORE
We really think y’all are going to like this! The print edition is available at AMAZON and other major online retailers. (Kindle edition is free when book is purchased directly from Amazon via their Match Book program)
If you buy TO JEKYLL AND HIDE from Amazon’s CreateSpace website, you can get it for 20% OFF the regular price. Just Mash/Click HERE and use coupon code ABEBNCND
Electronic or digital editions are available at Kindle and elsewhere on the web, but it can now be bought DIRECTLY from us at The Shotwell Shop. (Yep. We opened a store.) The link to your discounted direct digital download (try sayin' that a few times real fast...), is right HERE.
Don't be left in the dark! If you have not already done so, please sign-up for new release notifications and get 'em in your inbox. We'll throw in a free ebook for good measure/ Just put your email in the box below and keep follow the prompts.
We have opened shop here at Shotwell headquarters.
While there is still a lot to do, we do have a few very fine items for ddd (direct digital download).
We have 3 audiobooks available, one of which has not yet been "officially" released.
We also have 3 eBooks, one of which also has not yet been "officially" released.
That's 5 products, 2 of which are not officially released!
The prices are lower at the Shotwell Shop than at the online retail vendors (or will be), although we encourage you to trade with them if that is your preference.
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