Our top ten posts for October 2014. If you have not read any of these fine pieces, please do so and share with your friends.

1. “In All the Ancient Circles”: Tourism and the Decline of Charleston’s Elite Families by Jack Trotter

2. The Secessionist States of America by Brion McClanahan

3. Fortress Dixie by Ronnie Kennedy

4. Righteous Cause Mythology by Philip Leigh

5. The Terrible Swift Sword by Carl Jones

6. States Rights Did Not Cause the War by Ronnie Kennedy

7. “The Sun, of the Southern States Would Set, Never to Rise Again.” by Carl Jones

8. A Southerner Repents by Fred Reed

9. We Need No Declaration of Independence by Brion McClanahan

10. Secession: Remedy for Federal Empires Endless No-Win Wars by Ronnie Kennedy

Brion McClanahan

Brion McClanahan is the author or co-author of six books, How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America (Regnery History, 2017), 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to Save Her (Regnery History, 2016), The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, (Regnery, 2009), The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution (Regnery History, 2012), Forgotten Conservatives in American History (Pelican, 2012), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes, (Regnery, 2012). He received a B.A. in History from Salisbury University in 1997 and an M.A. in History from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He finished his Ph.D. in History at the University of South Carolina in 2006, and had the privilege of being Clyde Wilson’s last doctoral student. He lives in Alabama with his wife and three daughters.

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