But cracks in this consensus are appearing with growing frequency, for example in studies like America Aflame, by historian David Goldfield. Goldfield states on the first page that the war was “America’s greatest failure.” He goes on to impeach politicians, extremists, and the influence of evangelical Christianity for polarizing the nation to the point where compromise or reasoned debate became impossible.
People detest history that is revised according to new facts and figures, but this is rather interesting. We know — those who study such tings — the history of the War between 1861 and 1865 has undergone constant revision since the final shots of the war. We must remember how well documented it is — and how well submitted it is to propaganda. This is a great read…
… and one worth considering when we are trying to read the Gospels and early Christian writings (and the more so when Christians detail their own history).
Anyway, this is a great read!