The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Author: Jefferson Davis
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807139076
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Volume 13 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis follows the former president of the Confederacy as he becomes head of the Carolina Life Insurance Company of Memphis and attempts to gain a financial foothold for his newly reunited family. Having lost everything in the Civil War and spent two years immediately afterwards in federal prison, Davis faced a mounting array of financial woes, health problems, and family illnesses and tragedies in the 1870s. Despite setbacks during this decade, Davis also began a quest to rehabilitate his image and protect his historical legacy. Although his position with the insurance company provided temporary financial stability, Davis resigned after the Panic of 1873 forced the sale of the company and its new owners canceled payments to Carolina policyholders. He left for England the following year in search of employment and to recuperate from ongoing illnesses. In 1876, Davis became president of the London-based Mississippi Valley Society and relocated to New Orleans to run the company. Throughout the 1870s, Davis waged an expensive and seemingly endless legal battle to regain his prewar Mississippi plantation, Brierfield. He also began working on his memoirs at Beauvoir, the Gulf Coast estate of a family friend. Though disfranchised, Davis addressed the subject of politics with more frequency during this decade, criticizing the Reconstruction policies of the federal government while defending the South and the former Confederacy. The volume ends with Davis's inheritance of Beauvoir, which was his last home. The editors have drawn from over one hundred manuscript repositories and private collections in addition to numerous published sources in compiling Volume 13.

First Lady of the South

Author: Ishbel Ross
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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This biography of Varina Davis tells of the "early days of her marriage to Jefferson Davis, the controversial figure who would become president of the Confederacy. The story shifts from Washington to Richmond, the years of war, follows their journeying to and fro, in the weeks and months of escape. And then exile --after Jefferson Davis' release from prison."

Jefferson Davis Unconquerable Heart

Author: Felicity Allen
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"With the use of contemporary accounts and Davis's own correspondence, Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart casts new light upon this man, thawing the icy image of Davis in many previous accounts."--BOOK JACKET.

A Short History of the Confederate States of America

Author: Jefferson Davis
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A Short History of the Confederate States of America by Jefferson. Davis, first published in 1890, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Second Only to Grant

Author: David W. Miller
Publisher: White Mane Pub
ISBN:
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"But Meigs accomplished even more. An architect, engineer, regent of the Smithsonian Institution, and member of the National Academy of Science, his contributions to the work of government at Washington kept him involved with the new dome and wings of the United States Capitol, the Pension Building, and other structures still in use today."--Jacket.

Richard Taylor

Author: T. Michael Parrish
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617161
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Using widely scattered and previously unknown primary sources, Parrish's biography of Confederate general Richard Taylor presents him as one of the Civil War's most brilliant generals, eliciting strong performances from his troops in the face of manifold obstacles in three theaters of action.