A Short History of the Confederate States of America

Jefferson Davis


A Short History of the Confederate States of America

A Short History of the Confederate States of America

  • Title: A Short History of the Confederate States of America
  • Author: Jefferson Davis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback



This book is a condensed version of Davis magnum opus, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government and covers such topics as the causes of the War Between the States, the slavery controversey, the right of secession, the key battles of the war, and the capture or surrender of the Southern leaders Davis completed the manuscript just two months before he died.


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In a TV interview, novelist Shelby Foote said, “the kind of country we are emerged from the American Civil War…It truly is the outstanding event in American history insofar as making us what we are….It defined us. It said what we’re gonna be, and it said what we’re not gonna be.” Before the War, the United States of America were truly that—a collection of states, a collection of free and independent nation states. After the Civil War, there was just one nation called the United Sta [...]

Contains many of the same tedious, legalistic arguments for secession as The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, by the same author, as well as much of the same hackneyed, revisionist positions, i. e the War was not fought over slavery but over something called States Rights. This book, however, is a shorter and better read. It has many sections which have the character of a primary source. I especially enjoyed the chapter on the First Battle of Bull Run, at which Davis was present and [...]

One side of a war!Very long read for sure. Wrote to praise the southern side only. More of the battles than of government working.


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