Jefferson Davis, American

William Cooper talked about his book Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography, published by Knopf. Jefferson Davis, the only president of the… read more

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. close

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Program ID:
162328-1
Category:
Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 08, 2001 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 12, 2008 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 08, 2001 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 08, 2001 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 2001 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 2002 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 13, 2002 | 10:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 2002 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2003 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2003 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 24, 2003 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 24, 2003 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2007 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2008 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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