Southern Republicans, a Galtian driven to secede.
Notes on the Jefferson Davis trial in Walt Whitman's hand. Click image to enlarge. The National Archives, in Washington, D.C., made an exciting announcement Tuesday, amid the fanfare of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of...
Rush Limbaugh compares Obama to Jefferson Davis. Allen West(!) slams Republicans for playing games with military pay. Marcy Wheeler on the administration's Libya memo. Looks like the conservative candidate in the Wisconsin judicial race will prevail after all....
The last time a subset of the American people voted to make a Mississippian President, the Mississippian in question was Jefferson Davis and he was President of the Confederate States of America. Liz Sidoti’s coverage of current Governor Haley Barbour’s all-but-announcement of a presidential campaign suggests there may be something about that state that stands [...]
A selection of ten haunted places in the state of Virginia. Aquia Church 2938 Jefferson Davis Highway Stafford Aquia Church. Photograph taken for the Historic AmericanBuildings Survey (HABS), courtesy of the Library of Congress,Prints and Photographs Division. Show More Summary
For those who prefer an action-packed blog, you might follow Robert Anderson, Abraham Lincoln, or Jefferson Davis, who are also members of the blogosphere. Forget Charlie Sheen. Want to know what James Buchanan is saying today? Check out his posts.
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.