Jefferson Davis (Classic Reprint)

Jefferson Davis (Classic Reprint)

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by William E. Dodd
     
 

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The purpose of this short biography of Jefferson Davis is not to justify or even defend the course of the foremost leader of the Confederate cause; but simply to relate the story of that remarkably tragic life and, in so far as the limitations of time and space permit, correlate his career to the main current of American history. If

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Excerpt from Jefferson Davis

The purpose of this short biography of Jefferson Davis is not to justify or even defend the course of the foremost leader of the Confederate cause; but simply to relate the story of that remarkably tragic life and, in so far as the limitations of time and space permit, correlate his career to the main current of American history. If ardent admirers of the Confederate President find reason to complain, I have only to say that I have kept as close to the "sources" as possible; if on the other hand extreme advocates of nationalism are displeased, I must say that it is extremely doubtful whether there was a real and vital nation within the limits of our republic before the issues for which Davis gave his life were settled.

Whether the American public as a whole is ready for a "life" of Davis is a question which may be debated; that interest in him is steadily growing is shown by the fact that since the writer began his labors three other students of Southern history have entered the field. Jefferson Davis and his work will then certainly be discussed anew in the near future, and with less acrimony than in the past.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440085413
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/26/2015
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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