The Quotable Jefferson Davis
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 - a biased trend that continues to this day.In this one-of-a-kind Civil War Sesquicentennial edition, The Quotable Jefferson Davis: Selections from the Writings and Speeches of the Confederacy's First President, award-winning author, Southern historian, and Davis family relation, Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook, brings the Rebel leader's forgotten words and ideas back to life; traditional American beliefs that were once ardently embraced by over half of the United States. Included here, in some 300 footnoted entries, are examples of Davis' core views on government, the Constitution, the Union, states' rights, slavery, secession, his presidency, the War, the Confederacy, 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 quickly disappearing (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 took office in 1861. An attractive, unique, affordable, and popular tourist-friendly work that will appeal to both casual Civil War buffs and hardcore academicians alike, The Quotable Jefferson Davis is the perfect addition to any retail outlet, including Civil War sites, historic houses, and museum gift stores. The foreword is by Percival Beacroft, B.A., J.D. Available in paperback and hardcover.Civil War scholar Lochlainn Seabrook, a descendant of the families of Alexander H. Stephens and John S. Mosby, is the most prolific and popular pro-South writer in the world today. Known as the "new Shelby Foote," he is a recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal and the author of over 50 books that have introduced hundreds of thousands to the truth about the War for Southern Independence. A seventh-generation Kentuckian of Appalachian heritage and the sixth great-grandson of the Earl of Oxford, Colonel Seabrook has a forty-year background in American and Southern history, and is the author of the international blockbuster Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!His other titles include: The Great Yankee Coverup: What the North Doesn't Want You to Know About Lincoln's War; Confederacy 101: Amazing Facts You Never Knew About America's Oldest Political Tradition; Confederate Flag Facts: What Every American Should Know About Dixie's Southern Cross; Abraham Lincoln Was a Liberal, Jefferson Was a Conservative: The Missing Key to Understanding the American Civil War; The Southern Secession Ordinances: Yankee Myth, Confederate Fact; Women in Gray: A Tribute to the Ladies Who Supported the Southern Confederacy; Lincoln's War: The Real Cause, the Real Winner, the Real Loser; Everything You Were Taught About American Slavery is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!; A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest; Abraham Lincoln: The Southern View; Give This Book to a Yankee: A Southern Guide to the Civil War for Northerners; and Honest Jeff and Dishonest Abe: A Southern Children's Guide to the Civil War.