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    Book Discussion on Jefferson Davis, American

    William Cooper talked about his book Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography, published by Knopf. Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederacy, was elected on February 10, 1861. In his biographgy, Professor Davis attempts to understand Jefferson Davis as a man of his time, not condemn him by modern standards. He also details the strengths and weaknesses of his leadership. In this interview, Professor Cooper points out that Jefferson Davis saw himself as a true American, defending his constitutional rights, and was proud to serve because he believed the Confederacy’s goals were consistent with the America he knew and loved.

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    Book Discussion on Rutherford B. Hayes

    Professor Hoogenboom discussed his book, Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President, published by University of Kansas Press. He talked about President Hayes' life and career and compared his post-presidential career to that of President Jimmy Carter, who also became active in social movements.

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