The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, 1881 Jefferson Davis.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government" is a historical work written by Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederate States of America. Published in 1881, the book serves as an autobiographical account of Davis' experiences leading up to and during the American Civil War.
The book is divided into two volumes, each covering distinct periods of Davis' life and the Confederate government. The first volume focuses on the events leading to the secession of the Southern states and the formation of the Confederacy.
Davis provides a detailed analysis of the political, social, and economic factors that contributed to the secession movement, as well as his own role in shaping the new government. Davis recounts his own involvement in the Mexican-American War and his subsequent political career, which culminated in his election as President of the Confederacy in 1861. He offers insights into the challenges and decisions faced by the Confederate government, including the issue of states' rights, the conduct of the war, and the strained relations between the Confederate and Union governments.
The second volume delves into the military campaigns and major battles of the Civil War, including key events such as the Battle of Bull Run, the Peninsula Campaign, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Davis provides his perspective on the strategies employed by the Confederate army, the leadership of General Robert E. Lee, and the factors that ultimately led to the Confederate defeat.
Throughout the book, Davis passionately defends the Confederate cause and offers a staunch defense of states' rights and the principle of secession. He discusses the constitutional arguments made by the Confederacy, the preservation of Southern society and institutions, and the importance of honor and duty. Davis also reflects on his own imprisonment following the war and offers his perspective on the Reconstruction era.
Vol 1 published in 1881 by D. Appleton and Company. 707 pages. The book itself is in good condition with some foxing, but the front hardcover has detached and the rear is almost detaching.
Vol 2 published in 1881 by D. Appleton and Company. 808 pages. The book itself is in fair-good condition with some foxing, however the first 2 pages and both the front and rear hardcovers have detached.
Each book measures 23cm x 16cm
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