Jefferson Davis: His Rise and Fall


By Allen Tate

Originally published in 1929

293 pages




Poet, essayist, and Southern Agrarian, Allen Tate brings to this biographical sketch of the Confederate President not only a tremendous narrative talent, but also a deep understanding of, and sympathy for, the Southern culture that produced Jefferson Davis. But unlike other Southern writers who made Davis a larger-than-life hero of the Lost Cause, Tate pulls no punches in his assessment of the President’s weaknesses as well as his strengths, and how they may have crippled the Confederacy from the very beginning.

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Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × .75 × 8.25 in