Jefferson Davis, Confederate president / Herman Hattaway and Richard E. Beringer.
By: Hattaway, Herman.
Contributor(s): Beringer, Richard E.Material type: TextPublisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2002Description: xix, 542 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0700611703 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700611706 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700612939 (pbk.); 9780700612932 (pbk.).Subject(s): Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 | Presidents -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Confederate States of America -- Politics and government | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Confederate States of America -- Biography | Statesmen -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Jefferson Davis, Confederate president.; Online version:: Jefferson Davis, Confederate president.DDC classification: 973.7/13/092 | B Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -523) and index.
1. What manner of man -- 2. The establishment of government -- 3. Provisional administration -- 4. To Sumter -- Plates : persons -- 5. The wait for land battles -- 6. In the aftermath of first Manassas -- 7. Forging the resources of war -- 8. Northern power emerges -- 9. Escalating degrees of warfare -- 10. The threat of emancipation -- 11. Union power affirmed -- 12. The meaning of the war -- Plates : places -- 13. War leadership in supreme test -- 14. The great hope : that Lincoln be denied reelection -- 15. The winter of great discontent -- 16. The battlefield realities in 1865 -- 17. The end in Virginia -- 18. The pseudo-Confederacy -- Plates : art and community -- Epilogue : the postwar Davis.
"He was one of the most embattled heads of state in American history. Charged with building a new nation while waging a war for its very independence, he accepted his responsibilities reluctantly but carried them out with a fierce dedication to his ideals. Those efforts ultimately foundered on the shoals of Confederate defeat, leaving Davis stranded in public memory as both valiant leader and desolate loser.".
"Now two Civil War historians, Herman Hattaway and Richard Beringer, take a new and closer look at Davis's presidency. In the process, they provide a clearer image of his leadership and ability to handle domestic, diplomatic, and military matters under the most trying circumstances without the considerable industrial and population resources of the North and without the formal recognition of other nations."--BOOK JACKET.