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
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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.
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AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THE “EXPERTS” THINK, especially when Southerners talk about the Wa-rah of Nor-thun Ag-gress-shun!
Anything that doesn’t fit the nationalist, “Glorious Union” narrative is labeled “Lost Cause” mythology—stuff Southerners just made-up after the war for less than honourable reasons.
Southerners, they believe, are particularly creative in their “myth-making” when it comes to General William T. Sherman and his march through Georgia and the Carolinas.
Thankfully we do not have to rely on these so-called “experts” to figure out what Sherman and his army were up to. We can go directly to the people who were there. They seem to be far less confused about what happened to them than these so-called “experts.”
Our latest release, adds to the growing number of these eye witness accounts that show, beyond any reasonable doubt, who the real myth-makers are:
A Legion of Devils: Sherman in South Carolina
By Karen Stokes
Here's a description...
THE WAR CRIMES committed by General William T. Sherman and his men against Southern civilians and their means of sustaining life are a huge stain on the American national character. Sherman’s crimes are routinely denied or minimized (by those who don’t actually celebrate them), although they are as heavily documented, from Northern as well as Southern sources, as any event in history. Sherman’s campaign through Georgia and South Carolina is even cited as a brilliant military feat. In fact, it was not a military feat at all. There was very little fighting. It was a massive campaign of terrorism against civilians. It violated international law and hypocritically deviated widely from officially-declared U.S. policy… READ MORE
It is currently available in Paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com.
[Note: The Kindle edition is FREE if the print edition purchased on Amazon via the Matchbook program.]
You may also order a Paperback edition of this title from Amazon’s CreateSpace and receive a 33% Discount by using coupon code MLE3EZZX.
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