Escott argues that Jefferson Davis failed to develop an enduring Confederate nationalism, and that .
Escott argues that Jefferson Davis failed to develop an enduring Confederate nationalism, and that an internal collapse caused by economic distress, class dissension, and political fights preceded and helped to promote a military defeat. He alternates his focus between Davis's attempt to craft a unifying ideology and a focus on the homefront, where cracks widened between the interests of non-slaveholders and planter elites. By 1864, two Confederate states were exploring a separate peace, Southern governors were in rebellion, and Davis proposed arming slaves to forestall disintegration, an approach made possible not only by necessity, but by guilt over slavery.
New material is included on Jefferson Davis and his policies, and interesting new interpretations of the Confederate government's crucial problems of decision making and failure to respond to the common people are offered. The result is both a fresh look at the pivotal role that strong leadership plays in the establishment of a new nation and a revealing study of how Jefferson Davis' frustrations increasingly affected the quality of his presidency.
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Paul D. Escott shines a light on the President of the Confederacy and reveils new information about why the Civil War ended in the maner in which it did. Escott focuses on the attempts to strengthen Confederate Nationalism, particularly focusing on the efforts of Jefferson Davis. Davis' characteristics and attitudes are respectful analized by Escott to determine how they affected the survival of the Confederate States of America. Escott, After Secession: Jefferson Davis and the Failure of Confederate Nationalism (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978), 179–80. 43. Crist, PJD, 8:566–67, 9:11–13. ser. 1, vol. 15:906–8. 45. Rowland, JDC, 5:408–11. 46. General H. W. Mercer to General Thomas Jordan, Nov. 14, 1862, James Seddon to General P. G. T. Beauregard, Nov.
Davis’ alternative offensive defensive strategy adopted after the collapse of the .
In McPherson’s view, when executed by Lee, this strategy came reasonably close to success during the fall of 1862 and the summer of 1863. Nevertheless, McPherson also illustrates Davis’ failures as a manager, especially in his selection and management of senior civilian and military leaders.
Paul Escott, After Secession: Jefferson Davis and the Failure of Confederate Nationalism, 1978. For example, Neely posits that part of Chief Justice Pearson's anomalous wartime opposition to Confederate restrictions on civil liberties grew out of his antebellum Whiggish opposition to Democrats like Jefferson Davis.
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Elections to the Confederate States Congress were held from May to November 1863, during what was intended to be the midterm of President Jefferson Davis' aborted six-year term .