What are your thoughts on the book, “Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War” by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel? I’ve heard references to the book, but I’m curious what your opinions of it are and if it is worth reading?
Yes, it certainly is worth reading. Dr. Hummel, an anarchist economics professor, makes the obvious point that while the Civil War’s chief result was the liberation of four million people, its other main effect was the subjugation of American citizens to the formerly federal government. Bracing throughout.