Making Sense of the American Civil War
Jefferson Davis

Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis (1808-1889) was president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. His honesty, character, and devotion elevated his cause above a quest for the perpetuation of slavery to a crusade for independence. When the South succeeded, Davis was faced with the daunting challenges of making war, conjuring a cause and standing up a new nation. (More)



"Jefferson Davis." Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. Ed. Richard Nelson Current. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 15 Nov. 2011.




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