Despite being a great orator and statesman, historians have had few positive things to write
about Jefferson Davis. Despite the lack of praise for his work as leader of the Confederacy, Davis'
farewell address to the United States Senate is considered by many
historians, from both sides of the Mason Dixon Line, to be one of the most eloquent statements
on the issue of states rights and the Constitutionality of Secession.
Farewell Speech to the Senate- by Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis: Our Greatest Hero- by Dr. Grady McWhiney
The Lost Cause- by Edward A. Pollard
The Trial Against Jefferson Davis
Excerpt from Wm. Johnson's Undefeated describing Davis's role in carving
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