1868 Jefferson Davis Civil War SECRETS Slavery Confederate Gettysburg Vicksburg

ALFRIEND, Frank H

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“I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.”

– Jefferson Davis

 

A rare first edition printing of the life and career of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy by Frank Alfriend. This book primarily deals with Davis’s military and political involvement in the Confederate States of America including:

  • Interaction with Abraham Lincoln
  • Davis speeches, advancement in Congress
  • Southern states in the Mexican War
  • Rights of states holding slaves from being admitted into Union
  • Returning runaway slaves to owners
  • Robert E. Lee’s military tactics at Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg
    • Lee’s admission of tactical errors

 

According to Nevins, this book is

“A eulogistic attempt to vindicate the motives and conduct of the Southern leader; includes extensive quotations from Davis’s letters and speeches.”

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1868 Jefferson Davis Civil War SECRETS Slavery Confederate Gettysburg Vicksburg

 

“I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.”

– Jefferson Davis

 

A rare first edition printing of the life and career of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy by Frank Alfriend. This book primarily deals with Davis’s military and political involvement in the Confederate States of America including:

  • Interaction with Abraham Lincoln
  • Davis speeches, advancement in Congress
  • Southern states in the Mexican War
  • Rights of states holding slaves from being admitted into Union
  • Returning runaway slaves to owners
  • Robert E. Lee’s military tactics at Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg
    • Lee’s admission of tactical errors

 

According to Nevins, this book is

“A eulogistic attempt to vindicate the motives and conduct of the Southern leader; includes extensive quotations from Davis’s letters and speeches.”

 

Item number: #1534

Price: $499

 

ALFRIEND, Frank H

 

Life of Jefferson Davis

 

Cincinnati, Caxton Publishing House; Philadelphia, National Publishing Co.; [etc., etc.], 1868.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [xvii], [13]-645
  • References: Nevins, Civil War Books II, 36.
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – James I. Robertson Jr.
    • James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., is a noted scholar on the American Civil War and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~8.5in X 6in (22cm x 15cm)

 

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1534

Category

Americana, American History

Authors

ALFRIEND, Frank H

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete