Jefferson Davis, American

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 22, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 848 pages
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From a distinguished historian of the America South comes this thoroughly human portrait of the complex man at the center of our nation's most epic struggle.

Jefferson Davis initially did not wish to leave the Union-as the son of a veteran of the American Revolution and as a soldier and senator, he considered himself a patriot. William J. Cooper shows us how Davis' initial reluctance turned into absolute commitment to the Confederacy. He provides a thorough account of Davis' life, both as the Confederate President and in the years before and after the war. Elegantly written and impeccably researched, Jefferson Davis, American is the definitive examination of one of the most enigmatic figures in our nation's history.


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Thorough, detailed, excellently researched. This is a well written and engaging narrative of the life of someone known more by legend than fact. Understanding Jeff Davis is essential to understanding the zeitgeist of the pre-war South. Read full review

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I want to read this book because of this staggeringly distressing blog post: Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party . Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER THREE
45
CHAPTER FOUR
70
CHAPTER
131
CHAPTER SEVEN
169
CHAPTER EIGHT
219
CHAPTER NINE
257
CHAPTER
297
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
452
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
505
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
544
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
576
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
611
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
657
CHAPTER NINETEEN
680
EPILOGUE
703

CHAPTER ELEVEN
349
CHAPTER TWELVE
400
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
801
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William J. Cooper, Jr., is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. In addition to numerous articles, essays, and reviews, he is the author of The Conservative Regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890; The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828-1856; and Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860, as well as coauthor of The American South: A History. He lives in Baton Rouge.


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