The Papers of Jefferson Davis

The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Book - 1971-1983
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Much of Jefferson Davis' life and career has been obscured in controversy and misinterpretation. This full, carefully annotated edition will make it possible for scholars to reassess the man who served as President of the Confederacy and who in the aftermath of war became the symbolic leader of the South.

For almost a decade a dedicated team of scholars has been collecting and documenting Davis' papers and correspondence for this multi-volume work. The first volume includes not only Davis' private and public correspondence but also the important letters and documents addressed to and concerning him. Two autobiographical accounts, a detailed genealogy of the Davis family, and a complete bibliography are also included.

This volume covers Davis' early years in Mississippi and Kentucky, his career at West Point, his first military assignments, and his tragic marriage to Sarah Knox Taylor. Together, the letters and documents unfold a human story of the first thirty-two years of a long life that later became filled with turbulence and controversy.

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1971-<1983 >
ISBN: 9780807109434
0807109436
9780807100288
0807100285
9780807112403
0807112402
9780807115022
0807115029
080710028X
Branch Call Number: B Davis Jefferson
Characteristics: v. <1,2,5,6 > illustrations ; 25 cm.

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