From the Publisher
"Professor DeRosa goes boldly into territory where no one has
ventured before and few have even known existed. Like an intrepid
explorer of lands forgotten by time, he comes back with fresh
knowledge--knowledge that Americans can use to save liberty and rules
the law under Constitutional government."
distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, University of South
From the Inside Flap
The quintessential question regarding government's role in
America has always been: will decisions be made in the communities where
people live or in Washington, D.C.?
These warring ideas of
centralization and decentralization form the core of modern political
debates about the national economy, U.S. foreign policy, and citizens'
cultural values--just as they did with our Founding Fathers.
distinguished scholar Marshall L. DeRosa, an expert on the Confederate
Constitution, describes why and how the truly democratic principles of
the Confederate States of America are relevant and applicable today.
examination of the rise and fall of the Confederacy; his suggestion for
current-day secession, now championed by libertarians as a solution for
states to regain their individual power; and his emphatic call for
Americans to become self-governing in order to restore our original
democracy offer a radical yet realistic opportunity for citizens to
participate in our nation's much-needed redemption.
DeRosa is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic
University. His expertise includes American constitutional law and
policymaking, international law, and the judicial process.
This is his
first book with Pelican.