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Davis devoted three years and extensive research to the writing of what he termed 'an historical sketch of the events which preceded and attended the struggle of the Southern states to maintain their existence and their rights as sovereign communities.' The result was this perceptive two-volume chronicle, covering the birth, life, and death of the Confederacy, from the Missouri Compromise in 1820 through the tumultuous events of the Civil War, to the readmission of the Southern States to the U.S. Congress in the ...
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Overview

Davis devoted three years and extensive research to the writing of what he termed 'an historical sketch of the events which preceded and attended the struggle of the Southern states to maintain their existence and their rights as sovereign communities.' The result was this perceptive two-volume chronicle, covering the birth, life, and death of the Confederacy, from the Missouri Compromise in 1820 through the tumultuous events of the Civil War, to the readmission of the Southern States to the U.S. Congress in the late 1860s.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000739488
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 130,389
  • File size: 3 MB

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Jefferson Davis was an American soldier and politician, but is best known for being the only president of the Confederate States of America. Educated as a soldier at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Davis served two tours of military service, first during the Black Hawk War in 1832 and later during the Mexican-American War from 1846-48. Following the Mexican-American War, Davis was appointed to the United States Senate, and later served as secretary of war to President Pierce. Although Davis, as a senator, had argued against secession, he resigned his role in the federal government and returned to his home state of Mississippi following that state’s successful succession vote, and was acclaimed president of the Confederate States of America in 1861.

At the end of the American Civil War in 1865, Davis was captured and accused of treason, and his citizenship was revoked. Davis’s 1881 memoir, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government did much to restore his reputation, as did his efforts to encourage reconciliation, however, his citizenship was not restored until 1978. Jefferson Davis died in 1889.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Intresting book

    Intresting facts that even the biggest history buff will not know them all. An awesome book for anyone wholikes to learn about the civil war.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    it was good

    it really was a story about the confederate president.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Interesting to read the viewpoint of the loser of conflict

    In-depth analysis of States' rights, via precedent and Constitutional review.

    Ends suddenly, without really making that one - great - last defense that you would expect a war memoir to conclude with.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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