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Need Academic Sources for History....true History

Can anybody mention online resources that cite their sources and also contain pdfs of old documents in regards to American history? I dont want some David Ike utterances that do not lead to HARD HARD facts.. All I want is hard facts, not estimations or assumptions.

I need everything from how Christopher Columbus encouraged acts of rape and murder all the way to the founding of the federal reserve.

I am really hoping to find sound research and documentation. I wouldn't mind references to books as long as they do not paint this grand picture but leave you with hardly anything to back up what they claim.

Thanks in advance.

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You could do worse than

David Hackett Fischer:


I've only read his "Albion's Seed" and "Paul Revere's Ride" - both were well worth the effort.

Also James Bradley's "Imperial Cruise" about Teddy Roosevelt and American imperial
expansion - especially in the Pacific:


or, on the Constitution - Ferdinand Lundberg:


Excellent, somewhat contrarian warts and all account of the creation and adoption of the constitution (and contrasted with the Declaration of Independence) and the agendas of those involved.

The link is to a long, well written review - read that and you'll have a very good idea about
the main points Lundberg is making.

And a second to whoever recommended Howard Zinn.

The creature from Jekyll island

By g. Edward griffin

Oh nos, you mean the dish didn't run away with the spoon? ;)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Tom Woods

33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask by Tom Woods

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

For the Reconstruction period

read autobiographies like Truth Stranger Than Fiction by Josiah Henson and Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington.

None of the "victim mentality" in their accounts, particularly with Washington - his advice to freed slaves was to make themselves a useful part of society and NOT to become a burden to society.

Inspiring and certainly not mainstream thought.

Recently saw this but have not read it: Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe by Thomas DiLorenzo

and this

The Tarheal Lincoln: North Carolina Origins of "Honest" Abe by Jerry A. Goodnight and Richard Eller

Both of these were mentioned in this article: http://www.voicefromthepews.com/page/id/96/Signs%20of%20the%...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Carroll Quigley

"Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time

Two Words: Antony Sutton

No one has ever challenged him on his research and he heavily footnotes everything he claims.

I would start with the Wall Street Series:

Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
Wall Street and FDR
Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler

At the end of each chapter, he has a list of footnotes, many of which go back to New York Time articles of the day, which you can pull up through their archives. Some are State Department Cables which he gives the precise file number on. There may be a database out there to pull those up, but I bet you'll have to go to an academic library to find some of this obscure stuff. Sutton also wrote about the transfer of technology to the Soviet Union by the multinationals. That's what got him kicked out of the Hoover Institution, although no one could fault him for his research-you just don't "go there".

He also has a great book on Skull and Bones called America's Secret Establishement, written in the heavily footnoted style.

Another place to check is Charlotte Iserbyt's site, Americandeception.com. She has the entire Reece Committee hearings up there and lots of other wild stuff too.

All of Dr. Sutton's books that I mentioned (except the Western Tech maybe) are free online if you google them. Good luck.

my opinion

Go to a university and just pick out topics or authors at random from the 17 and 18th centuries and read them on the micro fische or however it is spelled. You will get a much deeper perspective and less distractions. The material is faded and written in that olde style to give you the projection from those periods. Plus I do not think all this material is on the web.

I have found invaluable info on there that I would never have found on any liberty website. plus they have printers for all that stuff now.


Book "The Real Lincoln"- by

Book "The Real Lincoln"- by Thomas DiLorenzo

Patrick Henry on the Constitution: http://users.wfu.edu/zulick/340/henry.html

Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed the Spirit of Liberty, by Murray N. Rothbard

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

The Freedom Documents

Chuck Baldwin has put together a package of 50 American history documents. Here's the link:

Also, Tom Woods Liberty Classroom has history classes, via video or podcast.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus


I've been reading and searching for a while now and have found many sources, but this one is really good, Thanks!

Origins of the Federal Reserve

by Rothbard

Rothbard has a entire array of American history pdfs and audio classes at Mises.