The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a

Jefferson DAVIS (1808 - 1889)

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War.

Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail numerous military campaigns. Far more compelling in the views of Davis' contemporaries and to modern scholars were Davis' thoughtfully constructed arguments as to the constitutional and moral justification of the formation of the Confederacy and of the Civil War. Davis cited numerous constitutional passages, constitutional scholars, and American political leaders to prove his thesis that secession was justified.

This project contains the first half of Volume 1 (of 2). (Intro modified from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Political Science, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface & Introduction Robert Hoffman
00:11:55
Play 01 01 - Part 1, Chapter 1 Robert Hoffman
00:29:52
Play 02 02 - Part 1, Chapter 2 Robert Hoffman
00:09:51
Play 03 03 - Part 1, Chapter 3 Bill Mosley
00:14:50
Play 04 04 - Part 1, Chapter 4 Bill Mosley
00:11:26
Play 05 05 - Part 1, Chapter 5 Bill Mosley
00:29:56
Play 06 06 - Part 1, Chapter 6 Bill Mosley
00:38:10
Play 07 07 - Part 1, Chapter 7 Stipsky
00:24:39
Play 08 08 - Part 1, Chapter 8 Guero
00:39:12
Play 09 09 - Part 1, Chapter 9 Guero
00:17:38
Play 10 10 - Part 1, Chapter 10 Guero
00:25:08
Play 11 11 - Part 2, Chapter 1 Mark F. Smith
00:22:17
Play 12 12 - Part 2, Chapter 2 Bill Mosley
00:29:11
Play 13 13 - Part 2, Chapter 3 Bill Mosley
00:28:48
Play 14 14 - Part 2, Chapter 4 Stipsky
00:17:07
Play 15 15 - Part 2, Chapter 5 Stipsky
00:14:35
Play 16 16 - Part 2, Chapter 6 Stipsky
00:17:32
Play 17 17 - Part 2, Chapter 7 Stipsky
00:14:30
Play 18 18 - Part 2, Chapter 8 Stipsky
00:11:04
Play 19 19 - Part 2, Chapter 9 Stipsky
00:25:27
Play 20 20 - Part 2, Chapter 10 Stipsky
00:26:14
Play 21 21 - Part 2, Chapter 11 Stipsky
00:19:59
Play 22 22 - Part 2, Chapter 12 Stipsky
00:08:06
Play 23 23 - Part 2, Chapter 13 Stipsky
00:12:14
Play 24 24 - Part 2, Chapter 14 Stipsky
00:18:13
Play 25 25 - Part 2, Chapter 15 Bill Mosley
00:17:21
Play 26 26 - Appendix B Ann Boulais
00:22:28
Play 27 27 - Appendix C Stipsky
00:43:47
Play 28 28 - Appendix D Bill Mosley
00:22:29
Play 29 29 - Appendix E, Part 1 Stipsky
00:31:46
Play 30 30 - Appendix E, Part 2 Stipsky
00:44:20
Play 31 31 - Appendix F, Part 1 Maria Kasper
00:40:48
Play 32 32 - Appendix F, Part 2 Aaron Weber
00:35:51