A statewide organization has released new literature dedicated to remembering the Civil War.
The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans announced its first audio book, entitled “The Other Side of the Coin: A Southern View of the War for Southern Independence.”
Its release is in conjunction with the sesquicentennial commemoration of the War Between the States.
“The Georgia Division has become the leading organization in America for supplying historically accurate information on the Southern role during the War Between the States,” according to a press statement issued recently by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
“It has been our goal to provide an accurate version of the facts and motives surrounding the South's participation in the war,” said Georgia Division Commander Jack Bridwell. “So many of the history textbooks currently being used in high schools and colleges have adopted a revisionist view of history that is quite different than the traditional version of history taught for generations throughout America.
“It is merely a symptom of the same attack going on against everything that is good about America’s past — an attempt to denigrate traditional American values, and heroes,” he said.
“There was a time when all American school children were taught that Robert E. Lee and the South were great examples of our Christian American heritage,” Bridwell continued. “Now our children are taught that they should be ashamed of their own heritage. Consequently, our young people, today, have no sense of who they are and are turning to drugs, gangs, and other types of dysfunctional lifestyles.
“We are excited about the effectiveness already of ‘The Other Side of the Coin,’ in presenting an alternative to the revisionist history presented in so many of the textbooks, and we are happy to make the audio version of it available to the general public.”
The book is being offered, free of charge to the public, as an immediate MP3 download on the Division’s web site, at www.GeorgiaSCV.org. A compact-disc version will be available to the public in the near future. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaSCV.org.