The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government

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The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government
  • Author: Jefferson Davis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government”

    1. I started to read Volume 1 of Jefferson Davis' book to see if he provides a more balanced view of the Confederation and the American Civil War. It looks like he is a good orator and he frequently goes into long diatribes which are somewhat difficult to follow. I was struck by the fact that the book is really a startling text of demagoguery with the main intent to show that "the Southern states were not necessarily advocating slavery, they were supporting the states' individual rights to follow t [...]

    2. This is an Excellent first hand account of creation of the Confederacy (and the reasons behind it) and the history of the Government through out the war to the disbanding of her.The War for Southern Independence was lost, and Her History distorted, this is an excellent check against the lies of the Abraham Lincoln Cult.

    3. Because I refuse to not finish a book it took me a shade over four years to get to the end of this one. While Jefferson Davis did the best he could as The President of The Confederate States of America, his ability to tell a story is sorely lacking. Don't get me wrong, his speeches, which are contained in the appendices, show him to be a great orator, but his meandering writing style proves that he does not posses writing skills. As he tends to repeat himself three or four or more times, this bo [...]

    4. Jefferson Davis was 73 years old in 1881, when he published "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government." He had served as as an officer in the Mexican War, as Secretary of War in the Franklin Pierce administration, and for many years as a senator from Mississippi. Although he stoutly argued the right of states to secede from the Union, he was for most of his public career a strong supporter of that Union, and argued against the wisdom of secession. He wrote, "If, through a life, now not a [...]

    5. I can't believe I read the whole thing, both lengthy volumes; but it contains many engrossing details of Civil War history that only a high ranking official of the losing side would know or recall. For example, in the final days of the rebellion, the Confederacy's bullion was deposited in what is now a national center of banking, Charlotte, NC; a confederate naval privateer somewhere near the Straits of Magellan didn't learn that war was over until August, 1865, long after Lee's surrender that A [...]

    6. One of the finest examples I've ever read demonstrating that history is written by the victor. Davis brings to light so many things that are never mentioned in history class. While I can't agree or understand when Davis continues to advocate for the legality and morality of slavery into the 1880s, he goes a long way in justifying the right of succession. He provides ample citations, precedents and records from the time of the Founding Fathers all the way to just before the war to back up his wor [...]

    7. The Original Confederate Manifesto!President Davis presents a very interesting case during the first half of the book with regards to states' rights and on why he felt that the southern states left the United States. However the book tended to wane towards the other half with long-winded letters to Confederate Army leaders and speeches he delivered while he was a Senator from Mississippi. He describes in detail with regards to the national budget of the confederacy, weapons collected or captured [...]

    8. This was not a good book. Jefferson Davis was the definition of a pompous asshole that liked to hear himself talk. This should be subtitled "A defeated man's attempt to relieve his troubled conscience." Seriously, there are better books available all over and far better books about the civil war. Most of this one has nothing to do with anything so much as he-said-she-said politics before the war anyway.

    9. An excellent "go-to" book on the rise and fall of the Confederacy. This first edition authored by Jefferson Davis and published by Thomas Yoseloff is difficult to read, but excellent in terms of covering events completely. I found it hard, however, to understand the first pass and had to read over and over to understand sometimes.

    10. A view of the southern sideI have read a lot to find out why we had to resort to a civil war. This is the first book that expressed, from the southern side, their reasons for what happened.

    11. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate GovernmentI finally got through The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis. I wanted to see what his excuse was, for secession. As I thought, it was just an excuse for slavery. For me, that is no excuse at all.

    12. A very thorough telling from the beginning of the issues all the way to the end. It definitely outlines the atrocities of the Lincoln administration and what happened to the entire country during this period in history, not just the south.

    13. Hands down, one of the most brilliant pieces of literature that I have ever read. Jefferson Davis' mastery of the English language is unsurpassed as he explains what led to the rise and demise of the Confederacy.

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