The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government Volume A decade after his release from federal prison the year old Jefferson Davis ex president of the Confederacy the Southern Lincoln popularly regarded as a martyr to the Confederate cause began wor

  • Title: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1
  • Author: Jefferson Davis
  • ISBN: 9780306804182
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1

    A decade after his release from federal prison, the 67 year old Jefferson Davis ex president of the Confederacy, the Southern Lincoln, popularly regarded as a martyr to the Confederate cause began work on his monumental Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government Motivated partially by his deep rooted antagonism toward his enemies both the Northern victors and his SoutA decade after his release from federal prison, the 67 year old Jefferson Davis ex president of the Confederacy, the Southern Lincoln, popularly regarded as a martyr to the Confederate cause began work on his monumental Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government Motivated partially by his deep rooted antagonism toward his enemies both the Northern victors and his Southern detractors , partially by his continuing obsession with the cause, and partially by his desperate pecuniary and physical condition, Davis devoted three years and extensive research to the writing of what he termed an historical sketch of the events which preceded and attended the struggle of the Southern states to maintain their existence and their rights as sovereign communities The result was a perceptive two volume chronicle, covering the birth, life, and death of the Confederacy, from the Missouri Compromise in 1820, through the tumultuous events of the Civil War, to the readmission of the Southern states to the U.S Congress in the late 1860s Supplemented with a new historical foreword by the Pulitzer Prize winning James M McPherson, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume I belongs in the library of anyone interested in the root causes, the personalities, and the events of America s greatest war.

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    One thought on “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1

    1. Colin Darby

      I dislike this book so intensely that one star seems excessive. There are three reasons: the writing style is very difficult to maintain the slightest interest in, Davis is one of those history writers who tends to list fact after fact (though sometimes, as in his digression about the difficulties facing the Confederate ordnance service, this is in fact quite interesting), and Davis himself is, for a man who prided himself on being clear-sighted about the necessities of the war, absolutely, dund [...]

    2. Daniel

      A good read, and a must for anyone interested in US history & culture.'The victor writes the history' and in the case of the US Civil war, the Union/North is the winner and writes the history books. This is natural, but unfortunately leads to our learning half truths about the reasons for the war. We all know the North's side, because we are taught it in school. This book, written just after the war, attempts to tell the tale from the side of the Confederate South. You cannot know the truth [...]

    3. Jason Goetz

      Every now and again I come across a hidden gem, a book that is not on the major lists of classic works but that covers such a range of ideas and aspects of human existence that it winds up ranking on my list of top fifty reads in my life. This is one of those cases, and I owe Barnes and Noble a huge thank you for their publication of this work, the first half of Davis’ memoirs. I will warn that it is a tome, at 480 pages of text plus another 180 of appendices and at least ten of endnotes, but [...]

    4. Will

      I expected this to be good, but it was far better than I expected. While I don't agree with Davis's view of government, he makes a compelling case by weaving Constitutional theory into his description of the antebellum period. It's true that history is written by the winners, and while in this case I agree with them, reading the losers' perspective is a fascinating and rewarding enterprise, and there is no greater guide than Jefferson Davis.

    5. Susan Molloy

      As much as I enjoy Jefferson Davis' intelligence and focus on truth and details, he repeated himself a little much through several chapters. "Rise and Fall" would be a shorter book if it were originally edited for repetition. That being said, I encourage history and political science enthusiasts to pick up Davis' book to enrich their knowledge of the Confederacy and the Southern view of the Civil War.

    6. Robert

      Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America, presents his defense of the Confederacy, secession, slavery, et al - and lays the foundation for the legend of the Lost Cause. This is literally the case for the defense in the court of history and as such makes no concessions what-so-ever on any single point of discussion.

    7. Bryan Bridges

      This book was surprisingly easy to read. Davis really did believe in the supremacy of the state against all other forms of civilian government, including federal, local, territorial, or individual. There's a second part, which I plan on reading later, after which I will have more to say.

    8. Fredrick Danysh

      Jefferson Davis writes his version of events that led to the American Civil War. He also writes about the events that led to the defeat of the Confederacy.

    9. Jeff

      Have plenty of liquids/moisturizers around when you read this one; it is D-R-Y. If you are into overly legalistic, constructionist arguments defending secession, then you've come to the right place.

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