The South Was Right! by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy. New Edition for the 21st century.  Shotwell Publishing, 2020.

In 1991 the Kennedy brothers first published The South Was Right!, a classic that can be considered a key document in the modern movement of Southern awareness and activism.  With a second edition in 1994, the book has sold an astonishing 180,000 copies.

A new and updated edition is published on election day 2020.  Nothing could be a more fitting answer to the sordid disaster of American politics and culture that we now suffer under. The Kennedys have updated their message to provide guidance for the harsh conditions which threaten the freedom and even survival of Southerners.

They make clear the nature of what they call the “neo-Marxist shadow government” under which we live and its devastating and ongoing destruction of tradition, culture, and Christianity.  They provide some practical suggestions for those who are willing to enter the struggle. The “Union” can only really be saved by a restoration of the State sovereignty by which it was founded and of which we have been robbed.

Plus, the book has always been and still is a magnificent treasury of real history, a powerful antidote to the suppressed truths and deceitful fabrications that have passed for American history.

Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books.

Leave a Reply