Carlyle's Frederick the Great and the "Sham-Kings" of the American South

@inproceedings{Sorensen2014CarlylesFT,
  title={Carlyle's Frederick the Great and the "Sham-Kings" of the American South},
  author={David R. Sorensen},
  year={2014}
}
CARLYLE'S RESPONSE TO THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR was characteristic of a man who courted controversy and reveled in paradox. In the relatively few public pronouncements that he delivered, his position was consistent: the war originated in the South's righteous rejection of the twin shibboleths of the epoch: abolitionism and laissez-faire. The conflict itself was the realization of his prophecy in "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question" (1849) that the marriage of "Exeter-Hall Philanthropy and… CONTINUE READING