“Few men in America can elicit such patriotic emotion as that of the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Yet to the South of 1860 and unreconstructed Southerners, Lincoln is an enigma of American History. O. W. Blacknall is emblematic of the unreconstructed Southerner as his 1915 work on Lincoln, Lincoln as the South Should Know Him, demonstrates… When America understands Lincoln as the South did in 1860, this nation can begin to undo the adverse consequences of Appomattox.” – Walter D. and James R. Kennedy