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.
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