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Statesmen of the lost cause; Jefferson Davis and his cabinet,

Author: Burton Jesse Hendrick
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1939.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hendrick, Burton Jesse, 1870-1949.
Statesmen of the lost cause.
Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1939
Named Person: Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Jesse Hendrick
OCLC Number: 428727
Notes: "Published November, 1939."
Description: xvii, 452 pages frontispiece, plates, portraits 24 cm
Contents: 1. Jefferson Davis, Southern nationalist: A miscellaneous education --
The early tragedy --
Scholastic recluse --
Varina Howell --
State rights --
Leader of secession --
Secretary of War --
2. The great Georgia triumvirate: Alexander H. Stephens --
The man within --
The Toombs-Stephens coalition --
Robert Toombs, Unionist --
Howell Cobb --
3. The Cotton Belt sets up a confederacy: The Montgomery Convention --
Davis elected president accidentally --
The constitution for secession --
The first cabinet --
4. Diplomacy on the Mexican front: Recognition by Europe --
Colonel John Pickett --
Señor Corwin --
Farce in Mexico City --
5. A diplomatic debut in England and France: The quest for recognition --
Lord Russell's compliments --
6. "The brains of the Confederacy": Judah P. Benjamin --
Creole marriage --
"Smiling as usual" --
Benjamin in the War Office --
7. Confederate finance: Christopher Memminger --
White gold --
White gold, continued --
The cotton famine --
8. French bankers fleece the Confederacy: The Erlanger loan --
Slidell and Benjamin --
International finance --
9. James Murray Mason: A Virginian in the making --
The Virginia claim to superiority --
England and the United States --
10. Queen Victoria's "two bad boys": Lord Palmerston --
Lord John Russell --
London society --
The blockade --
The movement for recognition --
11. Friends of the second empire: John Slidell --
Exile in New Orleans --
Intrigue in paris --
12. Napoleon III and the Confederacy: A cautious friend --
A large bribe offered France --
The cold shoulder --
13. The discord of the governors: Secretary Seddon --
Pro-Unionism in the South --
Joseph Emerson Brown --
Zebulon B. Vance --
14. "Secession" within the Confederacy: An army for Georgia --
Joe Brown nullifies conscription --
Joe Brown's ten thousand --
15. Mallory's fight on the blockade: Stephen R. Mallory --
Men but no ships --
The ironclads --
16. Comic relief: The post office --
The propaganda of the Confederacy --
The mission to the Vatican --
17. End of the "despot" Davis: The inevitable schism --
Hostility within the Cabinet --
A Union man at heart --
The failure of state sovereignty.
Other Titles: Jefferson Davis and his cabinet.
Responsibility: by Burton J. Hendrick ...


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