William J. Cooper, Jr.'s much-anticipated biography of Jefferson Davis characterizes the Confederate president as a dutiful politician who, along with many fellow Southerners, reluctantly deemed secession necessary. A Boyd Professor at Louisiana State University, where he teaches history, Cooper ....
McCollum, Charles L.
"William J. Cooper, Jr. Probes Jefferson Davis's Character,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 3
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