Regarding your lecture # 142 wherein you apparently lay out the north and
south as replaying the English Civil war in America, I am just now reading a
very nice book, "The Cousins' War" by Kevin Phillips (Published 1999 Basic
Books) which would seem a natural for genealogists. If you have other
reading suggestions, I would appreciate them.
In his book, Mr. Phillips discusses the origins within Britain of American
immigrant waves to the north and the south in the US. He sees the
Revolutionary War as well as the Civil War as deeply rooted in the religious
and political origins of the Brits who immigrated. Early on he states his
intent to discuss British and American history together and not as two
distinct histories. I haven't gotten too far in my reading, but already I
have been quite impressed with the maps and details. He also quotes
Churchill briefly, as you did.