Professor Loses Tenure Over How The West Was Won...and Why
by Winsip Custer CWP News Service
Dr. Lowell P Wigglesworth, Professor of American History at Continental College in Oakland, California, will not receive tenure and is suing the college for job discrimination based on their rejection of his doctoral thesis. Wigglesworth claims his thesis is as solid an account of American history as those provided by the leading textbook publishers.
"I make the case in my thesis that Shelby Foote loved Nathan Bedford Forrest because Forrest knew that Braxton Bragg had opened the front door of the Confederacy in Kentucky and Tennessee with losses at Fort Donnelson and Fort Henry and that Forrest finally got a handle on who Braxton Bragg was really working for...the Northern Railroad interests who wanted to acquire the South's agricultural production and its lowland rail route to San Diego instead of having to punch through the Rockies," said Dr. Wigglesworth speaking in long, lugubrious sentences.
Wigglesworth was hired by the college because of his knowledge of the San Francisco connections to Leland Stanford who was one of the "Big 4" who built the Transcontinental Railroad along the Omaha to San Francisco route.
According to Wigglesworth, Braxton Bragg opened the door to the Southern rivers with the losses of Fort Henry and Donnelson, was later removed from the front to join Jefferson Davis' staff with his sight on the Great Southwest rail route to the Pacific's China trade routes. In spite of this Bragg refuses to surrender with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox "a public relations ploy to recover the lost reputation of Bragg which Nathan Bedford Forrest knew was deserved?" asked Wigglesworth.
"Meredith Jones said upon reading Bragg's personal letters....'Running through these private letters I find a trace of bitterness toward the Yankees and the people of the North, who are to furnish the capital with which to start the proposed railroad; also, at times, a suspicion that he doubts the ability of the capitalists to provide the necessary funds.' That, of course was several years after the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad that used the profits from the prolonged Civil War to fuel the central route from San Francisco to the industrial centers of the Northeast bypassing the South altogether. This left Davis and Bragg, reguardless of any previous agreements with Caleb Cushing and the other Northern industrialists, in the back waters of American life," said Wigglesworth noting that Bragg was replaced by an African-American engineer in New Orleans before coming to work on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe for Henry Rosenberg, the assistant of James Moreau Brown of the Northeast's Brown Brothers of Baltimore's Alexander Brown clan. "C.Wright Mills in studying his family's history would have had a front row seat to the brutality and evolution of the American Military Industrialist Complex," said Wigglesworth.
C. Wright Mills would eventually move to New York where he would run in liberal circles and even support Castro and Che Guevara. He was a very rare commodity...a Texan socialist sociologist. So you can understand why when William F. Buckley interviewed Gore Vidal or Noam Chomsky he was so intense and threatened that he snapped. Said he'd punch their lights out on national television," said Dr. Wigglesworth who also said that his attorney is encouraging him to take a low profile until other historians validate his thesis and justify his claims.
I asked Wigglesworth if Presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, would argue for his position. "No, his wife's on the board of the Carlyle Group," said Wigglesworth and "I don't know how long I can hold out, so I'm asking my fellow historians to burn the midnight oil, but to be aware that there is great resistance to the truth. If C. Wright Mills and Shelby Foote were still alive they could quickly clear this whole issue up for me," he said. "Foote could validate Walker Percy's connection to the Walker clan of Georgia, Missouri, Texas and California and Mills could tell us about his grandfather's uncle, General Braxton Bragg, and just why Nathan Bedford Forrest hated him so much," said Wigglesworth.
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*Since the publication of this article Lowell P. Wigglesworth has shown definitively that the North's rail barons joined with the New England power elites to control the South's railroad ambition by shutting down the South's "great snout" of a rail hub between Savannah and Atlanta where William Washington Gordon had long been a champion for the South's Atlantic-to-Pacific rail route/ That route laid out by Jefferson Davis in the 1850's, showed an ambition that Jeff Davis disingenuously rejected in the lead up to the Civil War while his Vice-President, Alexander Stephens, further disguised those ambitions laid out in his "railroad letters of 1857". Stephens claimed just before the storming of Fort Sumter that the Civil War was ONLY over slavery, but from a propaganda and public relations viewpoint, Davis and Stephens, the President and Vice-President of the Confederacy, had trumped the larger economic motive and replaced it with the one motive that could fuel the raging fire of Civil War....the inhumanity of slavery. All out war over closely controlled opioid distribution is not a palatable motive for a majority of Americans outside of the inner circle and therefore a potential market for this new form of widening slavery. Slavery was an issue that had philosophical, ideological and religious threads strong enough to sew up what Jefferson Davis' 1861 letter to Franklin Pierce referencing Caleb Cushing and the "soi disant" civil war that Lincoln's election in 1860 would guarantee. The message contained in Stephens "Cornerstone" speech delivered in Savannah on March 21, 1861 provided a closing stitch and razzle dazzle to a national bamboozle. Stephen's "railroad letters" from the same year underscore his support of William W. Gordon's railroad expansion plan to the West that gave the South the advantage in the race to the Golden Crescent and the worldwide opium markets.
Wigglesworth's continuing refinement of his initial thesis which has not significantly changed has been posited in an article of April 6, 2016 by Winsip Custer titled Tracks II: Joe (Hi Jolly) Camel to Cross Great Southwest With Robyn Davidson?