• The latest book from the Kennedy brothers. Jefferson Davis was a proponent of the high road to emancipation. He looked to the day in which slaves would be prepared to live within and participate in a democratic society. He did more than advocate for the high road to emancipation - as this book documents, he practiced his belief in the ultimate emancipation of Southern slaves. Many of his former slaves left for posterity their testimony about their former master - a master who prepared them for freedom as self-sustaining members of society. The North's ruling elites justified their invasion, conquest, and occupation of the Confederate States of America by declaring that the South was fighting to preserve slavery and that secession was treason. After the unfortunate end of the War for Southern Independence, the United States arrested Jefferson Davis on charges of treason. Davis demanded a trial, yet the United States never brought Davis to trial - why? Were they afraid they would lose in court? Davis, and through him the South, was unjustly tried in the court of public opinion - a court controlled by the North's ruling elites. This book gives the defense that Davis and the South never had.
  • As many as 9,500 men of Hispanic heritage fought in the United States' Civil War. In Texas, the bitter conflict deeply divided the Tejanos - Texans of Mexican heritage. An estimated 2,500 fought in the ranks of the Confederacy while 950, including some Mexican nationals, fought for the Stars and Stripes. Vaqueros in Blue & Gray, originally published in 1976, is the story of these Tejanos who participated in the Civil War. The new edition of the history of these vaqueros contains the first comprehensive list, containing almost 4,000 names, ever compiled of the Confederate and Union Hispanics from Texas who served in the war.
  • Inspired by the international rural-cemetery movement, created amid controversy in the 1840's and 1850's, and challenged by the toll of the Civil War, Hollywood Cemetery is a Southern landmark. Here lie Jefferson Davis, James Monroe, John Tyler, six Virginia governors, and countless Confederate officers and soldiers. Gracefully written after a decade of research in original records, Mrs. Mitchell's HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY will interest readers throughout Virginia, the South, and the nation.


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