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Jefferson Davis's final campaign : Confederate nationalism and the fight to arm slaves

Author: Philip D Dillard; Mercer University Press.
Publisher: Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jefferson Davis faced the greatest crisis of his Confederate presidency in the fall of 1864. Stunning Union victories and thinning army ranks forced Davis to decide whether independence or slavery was most important. In November, Davis called on Congress to reconsider the role of the slave in the Southern war effort. His goal was not simply to find more men for Lee's army but rather to create a new Confederate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip D Dillard; Mercer University Press.
ISBN: 9780881466058 0881466050
OCLC Number: 990144758
Description: 286 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Evolving ideals --
Phase I: Dwindling men to the fall of Savannah. An astonishing notion ; Radical measures ; A shout in the night --
Phase 2: Savannah to the Hampton Roads Conference. With us or against us ; A matter of necessity ; No need to choose --
Phase III: Hampton Roads to Appomattox. A reasonable sacrifice ; All for independence ; A last resort --
Conclusion. Independence or slavery?
Responsibility: Philip D. Dillard.

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