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by William J. Cooper,Jefferson Davis

Author: William J. Cooper,Jefferson Davis
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Modern Library; 2002 Modern Library ed edition (May 27, 2003)
Pages: 496 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.6
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To have Jefferson Davis’s leading modern biographer making the selection and placing the documents in context .

To have Jefferson Davis’s leading modern biographer making the selection and placing the documents in context was inspired. Jefferson Davis is one of the most complex and controversial figures in American political history (and the man whom Oscar Wilde wanted to meet more than anyone when he made his tour of the United States). Elected president of the Confederacy and later accused of participating in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, he is a source of ongoing dissension between northerners and southerners.

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Jefferson Davis is one of the most complex and controversial figures in American political history (and the man whom Oscar Wilde wanted to meet more than . William C. Davis has written THE biography of Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis is one of the most complex and controversial figures in American political history (and the man whom Oscar Wilde wanted to meet more than anyone. Davis has written THE biography of Jefferson Davis. Keep your eye on this Davis. He is fast becoming one of America's best popular historian.

For that reason alone it is extremely valuable. This volume will not, to be sure, suddenly transform Davis into a historical superstar.

American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. This is the question at the center of William Cooper's biography of Jefferson Davis.

Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865

Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the American Civil War. He previously served as the United States Secretary of War from 1853 to 1857 under President Franklin Pierce.

ACCLAIM FOR WILLIAM J. COOPER, J. S Jefferson Davis, American WINNER OF THE JEFFERSON . One who often sat in the Senate gallery was Varina Howell Davis, the wife of Jefferson Davis for sixteen years

ACCLAIM FOR WILLIAM J. S Jefferson Davis, American WINNER OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS AWARD FROM THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY A first-rate book. Cooper deftly humanizes. One who often sat in the Senate gallery was Varina Howell Davis, the wife of Jefferson Davis for sixteen years. Varina Davis thoroughly enjoyed the bustle and excitement of Washington, where she had spent most of the 1850s.

The Essential Writings (Modern Library Classics). A few days since I received the sad intelligence that our Father was no more. Published August 10, 2004 by Modern Library.

In his masterpiece, Jefferson Davis, American, William J. crafted a sweeping, definitive biography and established himself as the foremost scholar on the intriguing Confederate president.

JEFFERSON DAVIS: THE ESSENTIAL WRITINGS The Confederate president is one of the most complex and controversial figures in American political history. Collectively, they present a multifaceted portrait of a man who continues to fascinate scholars and Civil War buffs alike

Jefferson Davis is one of the most complex and controversial figures in American political history (and the man whom Oscar Wilde wanted to meet more than anyone when he made his tour of the United States). Elected president of the Confederacy and later accused of participating in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, he is a source of ongoing dissension between northerners and southerners. This volume, the first of its kind, is a selected collection of his writings culled in large part from the authoritative Papers of Jefferson Davis, a multivolume edition of his letters and speeches published by the Louisiana State University Press, and includes thirteen documents from manuscript collections and one privately held document that have never before appeared in a modern scholarly edition. From letters as a college student to his sister, to major speeches on the Constitution, slavery, and sectional issues, to his farewell to the U.S. Senate, to his inaugural address as Confederate president, to letters from prison to his wife, these selected pieces present the many faces of the enigmatic Jefferson Davis.As William J. Cooper, Jr., writes in his Introduction, “Davis’s notability does not come solely from his crucial role in the Civil War. Born on the Kentucky frontier in the first decade of the nineteenth century, he witnessed and participated in the epochal transformation of the United States from a fledgling country to a strong nation spanning the continent. In his earliest years his father moved farther south and west to Mississippi. As a young army officer just out of West Point, he served on the northwestern and southwestern frontiers in an army whose chief mission was to protect settlers surging westward. Then, in 1846 and 1847, as colonel of the First Mississippi Regiment, he fought in the Mexican War, which resulted in 1848 in the Mexican Cession, a massive addition to the United States of some 500,000 square miles, including California and the modern Southwest. As secretary of war and U.S. senator in the 1850s, he advocated government support for the building of a transcontinental railroad that he believed essential to bind the nation from ocean to ocean.”