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Jefferson Davis

(1808—1889)


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Jefferson Davis, American. By William J. Cooper Jr. (New York: Knopf, 2000. xvi, 757 pp. $35.00, ISBN 0-394-56916-4.)

Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era. By William J. Cooper Jr. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008. x, 128 pp. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-3371-2.)

Jefferson Davis, Confederate President. By Herman Hattaway and Richard E. Beringer. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. xxiv, 542 pp. $39.95, ISBN 0-7006-1170-3.)

Jefferson Davis in Blue: The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior. By Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. and Gordon D. Whitney. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002. xx, 475 pp. $49.95, ISBN 0-8071-2777-9.)

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(1808–89)

US statesman and President of the Southern Confederacy (1861–65). He served in the Black Hawk War before leaving the army in 1835 to become a Mississippi planter. He commanded the Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican-American War. Davis served two terms in the Senate (1847–51, 1857–61) and was Secretary of War in the administration of President Pierce (1853–57). He left the Senate when Mississippi seceded from the Union, and in 1861 was named provisional President of the Confederacy. A year later he was elected to a six-year term.

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