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Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889

Works: 3,356 works in 5,992 publications in 2 languages and 119,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Sources  Archives  Autobiographies  Military history  Speeches  Claims  Personal correspondence  Registers (Lists) 
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Classifications: E487, B
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Message of the President by Confederate States of America( Book )

301 editions published between 1861 and 1974 in English and held by 3,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

69 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis devoted three years and extensive research to the writing of what he termed 'an historical sketch of the events which preceded and attended the struggle of the Southern states to maintain their existence and their rights as sovereign communities.' The result was this perceptive two-volume chronicle, covering the birth, life, and death of the Confederacy, from the Missouri Compromise in 1820 through the tumultuous events of the Civil War, to the readmission of the Southern States to the U.S. Congress in the late 1860s
The rise and fall of the Confederate government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Confederate States of America and an apologia for the causes that the author believed led to and justified the American Civil War
Jefferson Davis, constitutionalist : his letters, papers, and speeches by Jefferson Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1923 and 1973 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Southern Confederacy lies in the letters, speeches, and State papers of its leaders; and its best justification will come after such historical materials have been made accessible to the truth-loving historian of the future. The private and public papers of such Southern leaders as Calhoun, Davis, and Lee will reveal, as nothing else can, the principles for which they contended, and give to posterity the true estimate of their lives and deeds. -- Introduction
Lee's dispatches : unpublished letters of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., to Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the Confederate States of America, 1862-65. by Robert E Lee( Book )

20 editions published between 1915 and 1994 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the most important and revealing of all Civil War volumes. It has been practically unobtainable since the limited publication of 750 copies in 1915. Now new material in the form of dispatches not then available has been added, with a foreword by Grady McWhiney. When purchased by W.J. DeRenne, of Georgia, the letters were pasted in one volume and the telegrams in another. How the volumes came into the hands of the person from whom they were purchased was never known by either Dr. Freeman or Mr. DeRenne. From internal evidence they both felt certain that these dispatches and telegrams were from a file kept for his own use by President Davis himself. Presumably carried or sent South when Richmond fell, the volumes were probably lost on the journey. At the time of original publication none of the letters or telegrams included in the book had appeared in any other printed work. Some of the letters broaden our view of Lee's strategy and throw significant light on disputed movements. Some show how slow he was to blame and ready to applaud his subordinates. Others contain expressions of cautious forebodings or frank warnings. All show that there was always open confidence and full co-operation between Lee and Davis. But most of all they testify to the nobility of character of one of our greatest heroes during the thirty-four months of his life when he was subjected to every test by which the heart of a man may be tried. -- Book jacket
A short history of the Confederate States of America by Jefferson Davis( Book )

26 editions published between 1890 and 2020 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brief study of the antebellum, bellum, and postbellum Civil War periods from the South's perspective."--
Reply of Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, to the speech of Senator Douglas, in the U.S. Senate, May 16 and 17, 1860 by Jefferson Davis( )

17 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Davis : the essential writings by Jefferson Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the first of its kind, is a selected collection of Davis's writings culled in large part from the authoritative Papers of Jefferson Davis, a multivolume edition of his letters and speeches published by the Louisiana State University Press, and includes thirteen documents from manuscript collections and one privately held document that have never before appeared in a modern scholarly edition. From letters as a college student to his sister, to major speeches on the Constitution, slavery, and sectional issues, to his farewell to the U.S. Senate, to his inaugural address as Confederate president, to letters from prison to his wife, these selected pieces present the many faces of the enigmatic Jefferson Davis."--Jacket
Relations of states. Speech of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi by Jefferson Davis( )

15 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiction distorting fact" : the prison life, annotated by Jefferson Davis by John Joseph Craven( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new study of 'Prison life' places the work and these two years in proper perspective. Davis was imprisoned and Craven was assigned to be his physician, not much more than that should be accepted as fact. This edition reproduces Davis's annotations and comments from his personal copy, along with editorial notes and explanations. It also provides a clear, objective description of Davis's life at Fort Monroe, based on evidence and Davis's own letters from prison
Remarks of Messrs. Clemens, Butler, and Jefferson Davis, on the Vermont resolutions relating to slavery. Delivered in Senate of the United States, January 10, 1850 by Jeremiah Clemens( )

8 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President's message by Confederate States of America( Book )

29 editions published between 1861 and 1974 in English and French and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert E. Lee by Jefferson Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1890 and 1983 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations of states : speech of the Hon. James Chesnut, Jr. of South Carolina by James Chesnut( )

2 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi : delivered during the summer of 1858 by Jefferson Davis( )

16 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Confederate government by Jefferson Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Jefferson Davis by Jefferson Davis( )

21 editions published between 1901 and 1999 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, spanning the five crucial years before 1861, chronicles Davis' last year as secretary of war and his return to the Senate, capstone of his long career of public service to the United States. Volume 6 includes 116 letters printed in full with annotation, a calendar of over 6,000 items, and summaries of 53 recently discovered documents dating from 1845 through 1855, as well as illustrations and maps prepared especially for the volume. Davis' correspondence and his final report to Franklin Pierce mirror the concerns of his last months as head of the War Department'turmoil in Kansas, protection of western settlements, construction of the Washington Aqueduct, the Capitol extension and new dome, surveys for the Pacific Railroad, Indian relations, the camel experiment, army reorganization, and advances in weaponry. All these issues followed Davis to the Senate in March, 1857, but other questions soon claimed equal attention. As debates on abolition, state rights, fugitive slaves, and slavery in the territories became more frequent and more divisive, Davis found himself a major spokesman for his region. He was caught up in the momentous events testing the nation during James Buchanan's administration: 'bleeding Kansas,' Preston Brook's attack on Charles Sumner, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, the 1860 Democratic conventions, the election of a Republican president, and the secession of South Carolina. He debated at length with Stephen A. Douglas and others over 'squatter sovereignty' and offered his own resolutions on the relations of states as the basis for the Democratic platform in 1860. Personal correspondence gives revealing word pictures of Varina Davis and the children, the family's sojourn in New England during the Summer of 1858, disastrous flooding at Brierfield in 1859, and Davis' persistent, debilitating illnesses. Volume 6 covers fateful years for the nation and for Jefferson Davis, a man moving toward a destiny that he is both creating and hoping to avoid
"My ever dearest friend" : the letters of A. Dudley Mann to Jefferson Davis, 1869-1889 by A. Dudley Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes from the South : comprising the most important speeches, proclamations, and public acts emanating from the South during the late war by Edward Alfred Pollard( Book )

1 edition published in 1866 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains speeches, addresses, and public records from the Confederacy during the Civil War
Report of the Secretary of War on the several Pacific railroad explorations by United States( )

7 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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"Fiction distorting fact" : the prison life, annotated by Jefferson Davis
Lee's dispatches : unpublished letters of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., to Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the Confederate States of America, 1862-65.Jefferson Davis : the essential writings"Fiction distorting fact" : the prison life, annotated by Jefferson DavisThe papers of Jefferson DavisJefferson DavisPrison life of Jefferson Davis. Embracing details and incidents in his captivity, particulars concerning his health and habits, together with many conversations on topics of great public interestJefferson Davis, American
Alternative Names
Cefferson Devis

Davis, Jefferson

Davis Jefferson Finis

Džeferson Dejvis

Džefersons Deiviss

Džefersons Deiviss amerikāņu politiķis, pirmais un vienīgais Amerikas Valstu Konfederācijas prezidents

Jefferson Davis Ameerika poliitik ja aseesimees

Jefferson Davis americký politik

Jefferson Davis Amerikaans politicus

Jefferson Davis amerikai katona és államférfi

Jefferson Davis amerikanesche Politiker

Jefferson Davis amerikansk politikar

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Jefferson Davis amerikkalainen poliitikko, Etelävaltioiden presidentti

Jefferson Davis amerykański wojskowy i polityk, prezydent Skonfederowanych Stanów Ameryki

Jefferson Davis Forseti Suðurríkjasambandsins

Jefferson Davis oficial militar y estadista estadounidense

Jefferson Davis politicien américain

Jefferson Davis politico statunitense

Jefferson Davis Präsident der Konföderierten Staaten

Jefferson Davis Presiden Konfederasi Amerika

Jefferson Davis président et homme d'État confédéré

Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States (1808-1889) not of the whole US

Jefferson Davis Sydstaternas president

Jefferson Davis US-amerikaanschen Politiker

Jefferson Davis US-amerikanischer Politiker der Südstaaten

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Джеферсън Дейвис

Джефферсон Девіс

Джефферсон Дэвис американский военный и политический деятель, первый и единственный президент КША (1861-1865)

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Дэвис, Джефферсон

Џеферсон Дејвис

Џеферсон Дејвис американски политичар, прв претседател на Конфедеративните Американски Држави, на должноста од 1861 ддо 1865 г.

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