Review

Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography

by William J. CooperJr.



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.

Reviewed by on January 22, 2011

Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography
by William J. CooperJr.

  • Publication Date: November 7, 2000
  • Genres: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN-10: 0394569164
  • ISBN-13: 9780394569161