Civil War Chatroom Book Chat
This is a  Civil War book discussion that was scheduled and held in the Civil War Home Chatroom.  What you see is the chat between the members as it occurred.  Each session consisted of discussing 2 or 3 chapters of the selected book and lasted about 1-1 1/2 hours.
 

Jefferson Davis, American
By
William J. Cooper, Jr.

Both a devoted American and a wealthy plantation owner who thought slavery to be a moral and social good, Jefferson Davis is one of the most complex and compelling political figures in the nation's history. Davis's duplicitous nature is at the heart of JEFFERSON DAVIS, AMERICAN, William J. Cooper's exhaustive biography of the former president of the Confederacy. Cooper bases his work on the extensive archival record left by Davis and his family and associates. JEFFERSON DAVIS, AMERICAN is a critical and sympathetic account of the controversial statesman.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Saddest Day of My Life

1. There My Memories Begin
(Chat for Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

3. Ever Ready to Render My Best Services 
 

5. It Was What I Wished

7. At Present All is Uncertainty
Chat for Chapters 7, 8 & 9)

9. I. . . .Have a Field of Usefulness


11. Our Cause is Just and Holy


13. Lift Men Above All Personal Considerations


15.  The Issue Is. .  Very Painful For Me To Meet


17. These Days of Our Hard Fortune

19. There is Much Preparation



2. Put Away the Grog



4. Located in a Very Retired Place

(Chat for Chapters 4, 5 & 6)

6. It May Be That I Will Return With a Reputation

8. The Cloud Which Has Collected


10. The Darkest Hour
(Chat for Chapters 10 & 11)

12. The Noblest Cause in Which Man Can Be Engaged
(Chat for Chapters 12 & 13)

14. We Are Fighting For Existence
(Chat for Chapters 14 & 15)

16. I Have Not Sunk Under My Trials
(Chat for Chapters 16 & 17)

18. The Duty of Doing Justice to the Cause
(Chat for Chapters 18, 19, & Epilogue)

Epilogue. Esto Perpetua

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