“Decisively refuting all the old slanders, the authors give us back the real Davis—a patriotic soldier, a reluctant secessionist, the model of a Christian gentleman, and an inspiration to all Americans, North and South.”
Thomas Fleming, editor
Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture
“Was Jefferson Davis Right? is more than a biography of the Confederate president. It is a primer for the trial of the century that never was. The Kennedy brothers have done it again, giving us in one place the huge volume of facts a jury would have weighed if Davis had been given the day in court he so desperately wanted. The words that begin as a murmur swell to a shout by the end of Chapter 14: ‘Not Guilty!’”
“Well researched and thought out . . . the authors have presented a convincing argument.”
Jefferson Davis was captured, imprisoned, and charged with culpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, conspiracy to cause the deaths of Northern P.O.W.’s at Andersonville, Georgia, a detention camp, and for participating in and attempting to assist in the growth of the system of slavery. He is also suspected for comitting treason against the United States of America, though he was never afforded his constitutional right to a trial.
Now Jefferson Davis will have his day in court as the authors present the evidence to the jury—their readers. After hearing the case, they will be able to cast their ballots and determine whether Davis is guilty or innocencent.
About the Authors
Descendants of Civil War soldiers, twin brothers James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy have held posts with the Sons of Confederate Veterans for several years. Both are founding members of the League of the South. They are also the authors of Pelican’s The South Was Right!, Why Not Freedom! America’s Revolt Against Big Government, and Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society. James resides in Mandeville, Louisiana, and Walter lives in Downsville, Louisiana.
WAS JEFFERSON DAVIS RIGHT?
By James R. Kennedy and Walter D. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
368 pp. 6 x 9 2 illus. 23 photos
Appendixes Notes Biblio. Index
ISBN-13: 9781565543706 $18.95 pb original