The Death and Resurrection of Jefferson Davis

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - 173 עמודים
At the end of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis's life and reputation sunk to a seemingly-unredeemable low. The shackles and chains of Fort Monroe, where he awaited trial for treason, were a far cry from the successful political career and national recognition he enjoyed before the war. However, in the last years of his life and the first three years after his death, Davis's public image was resurrected to a stage of near adulation and his fellow southerners recognized him as one of the most important men of the south. In this long-awaited work, Donald E. Collins explores the rise in Davis's status and the changing image of the Civil War in the North and South following the conflict. Highlighting this conversion is the three-year competition between southern cities for the honor of becoming Davis' final resting place--culminating in a thousand-mile procession from his temporary vault in New Orleans to a second state funeral in Richmond. By recounting the public mourning and political maneuvering that accompanied Jefferson Davis's two funerals and final monument, Collins adds an essential piece to the legacy of Davis and the Civil War.
 

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Collins (history, East Carolina Univ.) recounts the various resurrections of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the postwar imagination. Davis began his rise to martyrdom after his ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Davis s Southern Tour of 18861887
25
The Death and Funeral
49
New Orleans to Richmond
87
The Jefferson Davis Monument
131
Conclusion
153
About the Author
173
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Donald E. Collins is associate professor of history, emeritus at East Carolina University. An avid Civil War scholar, he has published numerous articles on the war and southern history and lives in Greenville, NC.

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