Jefferson Davis, American

ISBN-10: 0375725423

ISBN-13: 9780375725425

Edition: 2002

Authors: William J. Cooper

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As the son of a veteran of the American Revolution Jefferson Davis considered himself a patriot. In this biography the author explores his Confederate presidency and the years before and after the Civil War.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

William J. Cooper, Jr. is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. In addition to numerous articles, essays, & reviews, he is the author of "The Conservative Regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890," "The South & the Politics of Slavery, 1825-1856," & "Liberty & Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860," as well as co-author of "The American South: A History." He lives in Baton Rouge.

Prologue: "The Saddest Day of My Life"
"There My Memories Begin"
"Put Away the Grog"
"Ever Ready to Render My Best Services"
"Located in a Very Retired Place"
"It Was What I Wished"
"It May Be That I Will Return with a Reputation"
"At Present All Is Uncertainty"
"The Cloud Which Had Collected"
"I ... Have a Field of Usefulness"
"The Darkest Hour"
"Our Cause Is Just and Holy"
"The Noblest Cause in Which Man Can Be Engaged"
"Lift Men Above All Personal Considerations"
"We Are Fighting for Existence"
"The Issue Is ... Very Painful for Me to Meet"
"I Have Not Sunk Under My Trials"
"These Days of Our Hard Fortune"
"The Duty of Doing Justice to the Cause"
"There Is Much Preparation"
Epilogue: "Esto Perpetua"
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