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Jefferson Davis and the Civil War era

Author: William J Cooper, Jr.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cooper narrows his focus considerably in Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, training his expert eye specifically on Davis's participation in and influence on events central to the American Civil War. Nine self-contained essays address how Davis reacted to and dealt with a variety of issues that were key to the coming of the war, the war itself, or in memorializing the war, sharply illuminating Davis's role  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Cooper, Jr.
ISBN: 9780807133712 080713371X
OCLC Number: 215171655
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: viii, 128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Jefferson Davis and the sudden disappearance of southern politics --
Jefferson Davis and the politics of secession --
Jefferson Davis and states' rights in the Confederacy --
Jefferson Davis and the politics of Confederate command --
Jefferson Davis and the political dimensions of Confederate strategy --
Jefferson Davis and the war in the west --
Jefferson Davis as war leader --
Jefferson Davis and the meaning of the war --
Jefferson Davis and two Montgomery inaugurals, 1861 and 1886.
Responsibility: William J. Cooper, Jr.
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Cooper narrows his focus considerably in Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, training his expert eye specifically on Davis's participation in and influence on events central to the American Civil War. Nine self-contained essays address how Davis reacted to and dealt with a variety of issues that were key to the coming of the war, the war itself, or in memorializing the war, sharply illuminating Davis's role during those turbulent years.

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