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Was Jefferson Davis Right?by James Ronal Kennedy
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After the War for Southern Independence, Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, was charged with the following crimes: 1) conspiracy and culpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln: 2) conspiracy to cause the deaths of Northern P.O.W.s at Andersonville, Georgia, prisoner of war camp: 3) participating in and attempting to assist in the growth of the system of slavery; and 4) treason against the United States of America. Despite the seriousness of the charges levied against him, Jefferson Davis never got his day in court.<P>Until now.<P>Here, the authors present their case, as Davis's defenders, that their client was innocent of all of the heinous allegations made against him. The readers, addressed as members of the jury, will be asked to cast their votes on the authors' web site.<P>Was the president of the Confederacy a traitor or a patriot? Was he guilty or innocent? Was Jefferson Davis right? You be the judge.<P>Descendants of Civil War veterans, twin brothers James Ronald (Ron) Kennedy and Walter Donald (Don) Kennedy have held posts with the Sons of Confederate Veterans for several years. Both also are founding members of The League of the South. In their spare time the brothers enjoy participating in reenactments of Civil War battles. Was Jefferson Davis Right? is their third book for Pelican.
Jefferson Davis, captured, imprisoned, and charged with 1) conspiracy and culpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2) conspiracy to cause the deaths of Northern P.O.W.'s at Andersonville, Georgia, a detention camp; 3) participating in and attempting to assist in the growth of the system of slavery; and 4) treason against the United States of America, was never afforded his constitutional right to a trial.
Decisively refuting all the old slanders, the authors give us back thereal Davis-a patriotic soldier, a reluctant secessionist, the model of aChristian gentleman, and an inspiration to all Americans, North and South.Thomas Fleming, editorChronicles: A Magazine of American CultureJefferson Davis, captured, imprisoned, and charged with 1) conspiracy andculpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2) conspiracy to cause thedeaths of Northern P.O.W.'s at Andersonville, Georgia, a detention camp; 3)participating in and attempting to assist in the growth of the system ofslavery; and 4) treason against the United States of America, was never affordedhis constitutional right to a trial.Now Jefferson Davis will have his day in court as the authors present theevidence to the jury-their readers. After hearing the case, readers will be ableto cast their ballots on the authors' Web site to determine Davis' guilt orinnocence . . . to answer the question: Was Jefferson Davis Right?
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