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Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889

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Works: 2,950 works in 5,257 publications in 2 languages and 113,833 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Sources  Claims  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Records and correspondence  Speeches  Registers (Lists)  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, Composer, Dedicatee, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: E487, 973.7
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Message of the President by Confederate States of America( Book )

293 editions published between 1861 and 1974 in English and held by 3,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Confederate government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Confederate States of America and an apologia for the causes that the author believed led to and justified the American Civil War
The rise and fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Jefferson Davis, constitutionalist : his letters, papers, and speeches by Jefferson Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1923 and 1973 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the Confederate States of America by Jefferson Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Short History of the Confederate States of America is a memoir written by Jefferson Davis, completed shortly before his death in 1889. Davis wrote most of this book while staying at Beauvoir along the Mississippi Gulf Coast near Biloxi, Mississippi. The book is much less a Davis memoir than an articulation of the secession argument. In Davis' earlier work, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, he had written what is probably the most thorough exegesis of the compact theory of the United States Constitution in existence, devoting the first fifteen chapters of the book to that topic. Fearful that his readers might not understand, or might forget, he repeated the explanation every second or third chapter after that. Still concerned that people might not understand the compact theory of the Constitution, he wrote A Short History of the Confederate States of America shortly before his death. Jefferson Finis Davis (1808 - 1889) was an American politician who served as the President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. He was a member of the Democratic Party who represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives prior to becoming president of the Confederacy. He was the 23rd United States Secretary of War, serving under U.S. President Franklin Pierce from 1853 to 1857
The rise and fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

27 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. I and Vol. II Civil War 1861 - 1865
"Fiction distorting fact" : the prison life, annotated by Jefferson Davis by John Joseph Craven( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new study of 'Prison life' places the work and these two years in proper perspective. Davis was imprisoned and Craven was assigned to be his physician, not much more than that should be accepted as fact. This edition reproduces Davis's annotations and comments from his personal copy, along with editorial notes and explanations. It also provides a clear, objective description of Davis's life at Fort Monroe, based on evidence and Davis's own letters from prison
Jefferson Davis : the essential writings by Jefferson Davis( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the first of its kind, is a selected collection of Davis's 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."--Jacket
Robert E. Lee by Jefferson Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1890 and 1983 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President's message by Confederate States of America( Book )

25 editions published between 1861 and 1974 in English and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Confederate government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My ever dearest friend" : the letters of A. Dudley Mann to Jefferson Davis, 1869-1889 by A. Dudley Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reply of Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, to the speech of Senator Douglas, in the U.S. Senate, May 16 and 17, 1860 by Jefferson Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks of Messrs. Clemens, Butler, and Jefferson Davis, on the Vermont resolutions relating to slavery. Delivered in Senate of the United States, January 10, 1850 by Jeremiah Clemens( Book )

7 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi : delivered during the summer of 1858 by Jefferson Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Jefferson Davis by Jefferson Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last nine months of the Civil War, virtually all of the news reports and President Jefferson Davis's correspondence confirmed the imminent demise of the Confederate States, the nation Davis had striven to uphold since 1861. But despite defeat after defeat on the battlefield, a recalcitrant Congress, naysayers in the press, disastrous financial conditions, failures in foreign policy and peace efforts, and plummeting national morale, Davis remained in office and tried to maintain the government -- even after the fall of Richmond -- until his capture by Union forces on May 10, 1865
The papers of Jefferson Davis / January - September 1863 by Jefferson Davis( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Jefferson Davis / June 1865 - December 1870 by Jefferson Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Being powerless to direct the current, I can only wait to see whither it runs, "" wrote Jefferson Davis to his wife, Varina, on October 11, 1865, five months after the victorious United States Army took him prisoner. Indeed, in the tumultuous years immediately after the Civil War, Davis found himself more acted upon than active, a dramatic change from his previous twenty years of public service to the United States as a major political figure and then to the Confederacy as its president and commander in chief. Volume 12 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis follows the former president of th
 
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"Fiction distorting fact" : the prison life, annotated by Jefferson Davis
Alternative Names
Cefferson Devis

Davis, Jefferson

Džeferson Dejvis

Džefersons Deiviss

Džefersons Deiviss amerikāņu politiķis, pirmais un vienīgais Amerikas Valstu Konfederācijas prezidents

Jefferson Davis Ameerika poliitik ja aseesimees

Jefferson Davis americký politik

Jefferson Davis Amerikaans politicus

Jefferson Davis amerikai katona és államférfi

Jefferson Davis amerikansk politikar

Jefferson Davis amerikansk politiker

Jefferson Davis amerikkalainen poliitikko, Etelävaltioiden presidentti

Jefferson Davis amerykański wojskowy i polityk, prezydent Skonfederowanych Stanów Ameryki

Jefferson Davis Forseti Suðurríkjasambandsins

Jefferson Davis oficial militar y estadista estadounidense

Jefferson Davis politicien américain

Jefferson Davis politico statunitense

Jefferson Davis Presiden Konfederasi Amerika

Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States (in office from 1861 to 1865)

Jefferson Davis US-amerikaanschen Politiker

Jefferson Davis US-amerikanesche Politiker

Jefferson Davis US-amerikanischer Politiker der Südstaaten

Τζέφερσον Ντέηβις

Джеферсън Дейвис

Джефферсон Девіс

Джефферсон Дэвис американский военный и политический деятель, первый и единственный президент КША (1861-1865)

Джэфэрсан Дэвіс

Дэвис, Джефферсон

Џеферсон Дејвис

Џеферсон Дејвис американски политичар, прв претседател на Конфедеративните Американски Држави, на должноста од 1861 ддо 1865 г.

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جفرسون دیویس سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

جيفيرسون ديفيس

جيفيرسون ديفيس سياسي أمريكي

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French (9)

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Lee's dispatches; unpublished letters of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. to Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the Confederate States of America, 1862-65. From the private collection of Wymberley Jones De Renne, of Wormsloe, Georgia"Fiction distorting fact" : the prison life, annotated by Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis : the essential writingsThe papers of Jefferson DavisThe papers of Jefferson Davis / January - September 1863The papers of Jefferson Davis / June 1865 - December 1870The long surrender