The Rosetta Stone To Unlocking American History

After viewing Dr. Brion McClanahan‘s excellent online college level courses on The War for Southern Independence and US History to 1865, I am even more convinced than ever that the key to unlocking an understanding of the dynamic of American history, from colonization to the present, is grasping the tremendous impact of the conflicts and contributions the various ethnocultural and ethnoreligious immigrant groups have made on these shores. This is a subject I first began intensely studying over forty years ago in 1978 due to the pioneering work in this area by Murray N. Rothbard. This is the Rosetta Stone that deciphers and explains it all.

Here are seven authoritative volumes which present the essential backstory.  I could list many others:

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America;

The Cousins’ Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, And The Triumph Of Anglo-America;

Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America’s Millennial Role;

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism;

America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation;

The Cross of Culture: A Social Analysis of Midwestern Politics 1850-1900and

The Progressive Era.

The place to begin with however, is Rothbard’s seminal book, The Progressive Era.

And here are six crucial articles on this important subject:


9:00 pm on July 11, 2019