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The Papers Of Jefferson Davis

Author : Jefferson Davis
ISBN : 9780807139073
Genre : History
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Volume 13 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis follows the former president of the Confederacy as he becomes head of the Carolina Life Insurance Company of Memphis and attempts to gain a financial foothold for his newly reunited family. Having lost everything in the Civil War and spent two years immediately afterwards in federal prison, Davis faced a mounting array of financial woes, health problems, and family illnesses and tragedies in the 1870s. Despite setbacks during this decade, Davis also began a quest to rehabilitate his image and protect his historical legacy. Although his position with the insurance company provided temporary financial stability, Davis resigned after the Panic of 1873 forced the sale of the company and its new owners canceled payments to Carolina policyholders. He left for England the following year in search of employment and to recuperate from ongoing illnesses. In 1876, Davis became president of the London-based Mississippi Valley Society and relocated to New Orleans to run the company. Throughout the 1870s, Davis waged an expensive and seemingly endless legal battle to regain his prewar Mississippi plantation, Brierfield. He also began working on his memoirs at Beauvoir, the Gulf Coast estate of a family friend. Though disfranchised, Davis addressed the subject of politics with more frequency during this decade, criticizing the Reconstruction policies of the federal government while defending the South and the former Confederacy. The volume ends with Davis's inheritance of Beauvoir, which was his last home. The editors have drawn from over one hundred manuscript repositories and private collections in addition to numerous published sources in compiling Volume 13.

The North Carolina Historical Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822041194333
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The Papers Of Jefferson Davis 1856 1860

Author : Jefferson Davis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007390425
Genre : Confederate States of America
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First Lady Of The South

Author : Ishbel Ross
ISBN : UOM:39015012881416
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Chambers S Biographical Dictionary

Author : Francis Hindes Groome
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Catalogue Of The Young Men S Library Of Atlanta

Author : Atlanta (Ga.). Young Men's Library Association
ISBN : HARVARD:32044080248545
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Jefferson Davis Unconquerable Heart

Author : Felicity Allen
ISBN : UOM:39015048535788
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"With the use of contemporary accounts and Davis's own correspondence, Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart casts new light upon this man, thawing the icy image of Davis in many previous accounts."--BOOK JACKET.

Biographical Books

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Second Only To Grant

Author : David W. Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015049690368
Genre : History
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"But Meigs accomplished even more. An architect, engineer, regent of the Smithsonian Institution, and member of the National Academy of Science, his contributions to the work of government at Washington kept him involved with the new dome and wings of the United States Capitol, the Pension Building, and other structures still in use today."--Jacket.

Records Of The American Catholic Historical Society Of Philadelphia

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