If you're new to authentic Southern history, or you're just fed up with the mountain of lies, slander, disinformation, and pro-North propaganda found in our South-bashing history books, "Everything You Were Taught About American Slavery is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!" will be a joyful revelation. This important 1,000 page work by award-winning author, Southern historian, and slavery scholar Lochlainn Seabrook decimates the fictitious, deceitful, purposefully misleading view of slavery annually churned out by Yankee mythologists, writers, filmmakers, and bloggers. Lavishly illustrated with over 500 rare and intriguing images, a helpful world slavery time line, and a detailed index of significant historical figures, Mr. Seabrook lays out the truth about the "peculiar institution," a truth that has been nefariously suppressed for centuries by enemies of the South and the politically correct. Did you know, for instance, that Africa was enslaving her own people thousands of years before the transatlantic slave trade; that white American slavery laid the foundation for black American slavery; that Africa enslaved 1.5 million whites in the 1700s; that genuine slavery was never practiced in the American South; that both the American slave trade and slavery got their start in the North; that the American abolition movement began in the South; that five times more blacks fought for the Confederacy than for the Union? Did you know that there were thousands of African-American and Native-American slave owners in early America, and that less than 5 percent of white Southerners owned slaves; that the Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave-and was not meant to; that until the last day of his life Abraham Lincoln campaigned to have all blacks deported to Africa; and that Jefferson Davis abolished the foreign slave trade before Lincoln did and adopted a black boy during the War? These and thousands of other little known facts will astound, fascinate, and enlighten. In support of his in-depth research the author provides hundreds of eyewitness accounts - dating from the 1600s to the early 20th Century - firsthand testimony clearly illustrating how American slavery came to be, how it was actually practiced, and how both European-Americans and African-Americans viewed it and experienced it. With 21 chapters, nearly 3,500 endnotes, and a comprehensive 2,000 book bibliography, this well investigated yet easy-to-read work - the result of over 20 years of research - is a must-read for every serious student of American history, Southern history, and American slavery. Every history book will now have to be rewritten. You will never look at slavery the same way again. The foreword is by African-American educator Barbara G. Marthal, B.A., M.Ed. Civil War scholar Lochlainn Seabrook, a descendant of the families of Alexander H. Stephens and John S. Mosby, is the most prolific and popular pro-South writer in the world today. A seventh-generation Kentuckian of Appalachian heritage who is known as the "new Shelby Foote," Seabrook has a forty-year background in the American Civil War, Confederate studies, Southern biography, and international slavery, and is the author of the companion bestseller, "Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!"