In the wake of my post, yesterday, at Southern Unionists Chronicles (and recalling the suspension of habeas corpus and declaration of martial law, under the administration of Confederate President Jefferson Davis)… An Interesting Document – Why John Minor Botts was Imprisoned. From the Richmond Republic. [as reprinted in the January 22, 1866 edition [...]
On last Sunday's show, NPR's Alex Kellogg reported on a re-enactment of Jefferson Davis' inauguration. Also, we interviewed Sir Derek Jacobi, one of Great Britain's leading actors, who just finished an award-winning turn as Shakespeare's King Lear in London. Liane Hansen reads listener reaction to last week's program.
Yesterday’s post on the sparsely attended Jefferson Davis reenactment in Montgomery, Alabama generated a great deal of interest and comments. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, which hosted the event, has crafted a narrative that imagines itself as uniquely qualified to set the terms of how Confederate soldiers and the war as a whole ought to [...]
(Ilya Somin) The New York Times has an interesting article on yesterday’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederacy: Before a cheering crowd of several hundred men and women, some in period costume and others in crisp suits, an amateur actor playing Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president [...]
Even in the “Heart of Dixie” the Sons of Confederate Veterans can muster little more than a few hundred people from its ranks to commemorate the inauguration of Jefferson Davis. Based on the YouTube clip below yesterday’s event sounded more like a political rally than a reenactment. The speaker’s comparison of the SCV’s challenges with [...]
News coverage of the Civil War anniversary spiked this week as various groups commemorated 150 years since Jefferson Davis’s swearing-in as Provisional President of the Confederacy on February 18, 1861. USA Today offered a thoughtful overview of the tensions underlying the impending anniversaries in a piece entitled, “Across the South, the Civil War in an [...]
Today is the 150th anniversary of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederate States of America.
Organizers of tomorrow’s “Heritage Rally” in Montgomery, Alabama are making every effort to accurately recreate Jefferson Davis’s swearing in ceremony. They have stipulated which flags can be carried as well as guidelines for proper period clothing. As in the case of the recent Secession Ball in Charleston, South Carolina, we are unlikely to hear anything [...]
I am quite curious to see what the turnout will be this weekend in Montgomery, Alabama for the sesquicentennial commemoration of Jefferson Davis’s oath of office. According to Thomas Strain Jr. of Tanner, a member of the national board of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, “We are trying to present a historical account of what [...]
David Davis I quote:- Carrying of arms Jefferson copied many excerpts from the various books he read into his “Legal Commonplace Book.” One passage he copied which touches on gun control was from Cesare Beccaria‘s Essay on Crimes and Punishments. … Continue reading ?
On Febuary 19, Confederate re-enactors will recreate the swearing in of Jefferson Davis…
James Swanson is the author of "Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse," and will be a guest in the third hour of today's program.
Thanks to my readers, who are forwarding me links relevant to Edward Sebesta’s recent announcement that he does not want and will refuse the Museum of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Prize for best book on Confederate history if it is awarded. Turns out that Sebesta is blanketing listservs seeking advice on how best to proceed. [...]
By Michael J.W. Stickings Yes, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist should pardon Doors lead singer Jim Morrison. (Is this really an issue?) Richard Nixon, Jefferson Davis, Caspar Weinberger and his Iran-Contra cronies, George Steinbrenner, and...Show More Summary
I have long thought that the worst decision made in the Civil War was the first: Jefferson's Davis's directive to open fire on Fort Sumter. According to Pleasant A. Stovall, Confederate Secretary of State Robert A. Toombs of Georgia agreed with me: Secretary Toombs was one man in the Montgomery Cabinet who was not deceived by Seward's sophistries. Show More Summary
IN THE MAIL: From James Swanson, Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse.
My review of Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse, by James Swanson (author of the bestseller Manhunt) is in today's Wall Street Journal. John J. Miller
One of the things I find most wearying about writing about economics is the extent to which people… Psychology - Abraham Lincoln - Self actualization - Jefferson Davis - Rollo May
The Secessionist talks a big game. He loves to prance around playing Jefferson Davis, complains endlessly about the federal government's "power grabs" -- and is constantly bragging about how well the Texas economy is doing.
FROM THE PARTY OF BUSH TO THE PARTY OF JEFFERSON DAVIS.... Looking at the forest instead of the trees, it's rather remarkable to see just how far the Republican Party is willing to go in 2010. Leading GOP officials, with...