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The Quotable Jefferson Davis
Selections From the Writings & Speeches
of the Confederacy's First President
by Lochlainn Seabrook
Who was America’s most important Civil War president? For those of us who live in the South it wasn’t Abraham Lincoln, it was Jefferson Davis. If you’re not as familiar with Davis as you are with Lincoln, it’s not surprising: when the Northern victors rewrote the history of the Civil War, they glorified liberal Lincoln while all but ignoring conservative Davis.
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In this one-of-a-kind Civil War Sesquicentennial Edition, The Quotable Jefferson Davis, award-winning Tennessee author, Southern historian, and Davis family relation, Lochlainn Seabrook, brings the Rebel leader’s suppressed and forgotten words and ideas back to life; traditional American beliefs that were once ardently embraced by over half the United States, and much of Europe as well. Included here, among some 300 footnoted entries, are Davis’ core views on government, the Constitution, the Union, the Confederacy, states' rights, slavery, secession, his presidency, the War, the Southern people, Lincoln, Yankees, Reconstruction, and more.
Though brief, this is a significant work that should be required reading in every American home and school. For with the original intention of the Founding Fathers having been lost (that, in Davis’ words, “sovereignty is inherent in the people”), and with the central government continuing to enlarge on a daily basis, this book’s powerful message and revolutionary contents are now more topical than at any time since President Davis entered the Confederate White House in 1861.
An attractive, unique, affordable, and popular tourist-friendly work that appeals to both casual Civil War buffs and hardcore Civil War scholars alike, The Quotable Jefferson Davis is the perfect addition to any retail outlet, including Civil War sites, historic houses, museum gift stores, antique shops, and gun stores. Lochlainn Seabrook is the winner of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal.