Statesmen of the lost cause : Jefferson Davis and his cabinet / by Burton J. Hendrick.


New York : Literary Guild of America, [1939] .

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Other Title Jefferson Davis and his cabinet
Subjects Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Politics and government
Statesmen -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Statesmen.
United States -- Confederate States of America.
Description xvii, 452 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1939]
©1939
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-439).
Summary This volume on the Southern effort in the Civil War has at least one novel feature. It says practically nothing about military leaders. The fact is commonly forgotten that the South possessed civic as well as military figures. It had a government as well as an army. Yet the civilian side has so far attracted little attention from historians. - Prologue.
Contents 1. Jefferson Davis, Southern nationalist: A miscellaneous education -- The early tragedy -- Scholastic recluse -- Varina Howell -- State rights -- Leader of secession -- Secretary of War -- 2. The great Georgia triumvirate: Alexander H. Stephens -- The man within -- The Toombs-Stephens coalition -- Robert Toombs, Unionist -- Howell Cobb -- 3. The Cotton Belt sets up a confederacy: The Montgomery Convention -- Davis elected president accidentally -- The constitution for secession -- The first cabinet -- 4. Diplomacy on the Mexican front: Recognition by Europe -- Colonel John Pickett -- Señor Corwin -- Farce in Mexico City -- 5. A diplomatic debut in England and France: The quest for recognition -- Lord Russell's compliments -- 6. "The brains of the Confederacy": Judah P. Benjamin -- Creole marriage -- "Smiling as usual" -- Benjamin in the War Office -- 7. Confederate finance: Christopher Memminger -- White gold -- White gold, continued -- The cotton famine -- 8. French bankers fleece the Confederacy: The Erlanger loan -- Slidell and Benjamin -- International finance -- 9. James Murray Mason: A Virginian in the making -- The Virginia claim to superiority -- England and the United States -- 10. Queen Victoria's "two bad boys": Lord Palmerston -- Lord John Russell -- London society -- The blockade -- The movement for recognition -- 11. Friends of the second empire: John Slidell -- Exile in New Orleans -- Intrigue in paris -- 12. Napoleon III and the Confederacy: A cautious friend -- A large bribe offered France -- The cold shoulder -- 13. The discord of the governors: Secretary Seddon -- Pro-Unionism in the South -- Joseph Emerson Brown -- Zebulon B. Vance -- 14. "Secession" within the Confederacy: An army for Georgia -- Joe Brown nullifies conscription -- Joe Brown's ten thousand -- 15. Mallory's fight on the blockade: Stephen R. Mallory -- Men but no ships -- The ironclads -- 16. Comic relief: The post office -- The propaganda of the Confederacy -- The mission to the Vatican -- 17. End of the "despot" Davis: The inevitable schism -- Hostility within the Cabinet -- A Union man at heart -- The failure of state sovereignty.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1592112
(OCoLC)ocm01592112
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hendrick, Burton Jesse, 1870-1949.
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