The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volumen1

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D. Appleton and Company, 1881
A history of the Confederate States of America and an apologia for the causes that the author believed led to and justified the American Civil War.
 

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Recommended reading for those who wish to have a balanced view of the South's views on states' rights and sectionalism leading up to the Civil War. One of the South's finest exponents, Davis' arguments are often compelling, occasionally specious but always enlightening. Leer comentario completo

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