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1890 1st Memoir of Jefferson Davis Civil War Confederate CSA Illustrated 2v SET

Jefferson F. Davis (1807 – 1889) was an American soldier and politician who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

Main author: Varina Davis

Title: Jefferson Davis, ex-president of the Confederate States of America : a memoir

Published: New York : Belford Co., ©1890.

Language: English

Notes & contents:

•1st edition•2 volume set, complete•Illustrated with plates, portraits, and maps•Provenance: Geo. S. Fisher, Jamestown, NDFREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding; ex-lib treatment to bottom of spinesPages: complete with all xvii + 699 + xxxii + 939 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and suchPublisher: New York : Belford Co., ©1890.Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Satisfaction Guarantee:Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $499Jefferson F. Davis[1] (June 3, 1807/1808[2] – December 6, 1889) was an American soldier and politician who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861–1865). He took personal charge of the Confederate war plans but was unable to find a strategy to defeat the more populous and industrialized Union. His diplomatic efforts failed to gain recognition from any foreign country. At home he paid little attention to the collapsing Confederate economy; the government printed more and more paper money to cover the war's expenses, leading to runaway inflation and devaluation of the Confederate Dollar.Davis was born in Kentucky to a moderately prosperous farmer, and grew up on his brother's large cotton plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana. His brother Joseph secured his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After he graduated, Jefferson served six years as a lieutenant in the United States Army. He fought in the Mexican–American War (1846-1848), as the colonel of a volunteer regiment. He served as the U.S. Secretary of War, 1853 to 1857, under President Franklin Pierce, and as a Democratic U.S. senator from Mississippi. An operator of a large cotton plantation in Mississippi with over 100 slaves, he was well known for his support of slavery during his time in the Senate. He argued against secession, but did agree that each state was sovereign and had an unquestionable right to secede from the Union.Davis lost his first wife, Sarah Knox Taylor, to malaria after three months of marriage, and the disease almost killed him as well. He suffered from ill health for much of his life. He had six children with his second, younger wife, Varina Howell Davis, but only two survived him.Many historians attribute the Confederacy's weaknesses to the leadership of President Davis.[3] His preoccupation with detail, reluctance to delegate responsibility, lack of popular appeal, feuds with powerful state governors, favoritism toward old friends, inability to get along with people who disagreed with him, neglect of civil matters in favor of military ones, and resistance to public opinion all worked against him.[4][5] Historians agree he was a much less effective war leader than his Union counterpart Abraham Lincoln.After Davis was captured in 1865, he was accused of treason but was not tried and was released after two years. While not disgraced, Davis had been displaced in ex-Confederate affection after the war by his leading general, Robert E. Lee. Davis wrote a memoir entitled The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, which he completed in 1881. By the late 1880s, he began to encourage reconciliation, telling Southerners to be loyal to the Union. Ex-Confederates came to appreciate his role as a Southern patriot and he became a hero of the Lost Cause in the New South..
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