This booklet offers a series of essays illustrating the revolutionary transformation of the voluntary Union of sovereign States, founded in 1788, into a powerfully centralized and consolidated Union created by the War Between the States and the subsequent Reconstruction of the South between 1861 and 1877. These essays address the cyclic nature of history, and warn of the dangerously close affinity that our particular democracy has with despotism today.
By H.V. Traywick, Jr.
soft cover, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2, 60 pages