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First Lady of the Confederacy

Varina Davis’s Civil War

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674030374

Publication Date: 02/15/2009

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416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

29 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction
  • 1. Half Breed
  • 2. This Mr. Davis
  • 3. Flattered and Courted
  • 4. First Lady
  • 5. No Matter What Danger There Was
  • 6. Holocausts of Herself
  • 7. Run with the Rest
  • 8. Threadbare Great Folks
  • 9. Topic of the Day
  • 10. Crowd of Sorrows
  • 11. Fascinating Failures
  • 12. The Girdled Tree
  • 13. Delectable City
  • 14. Like Martha
  • 15. At Peace
  • Notes
  • A Note on Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Varina Howell, 1840s
    • Mr. and Mrs. Davis, 1845
    • Joseph E. Davis
    • Zachary Taylor
    • Franklin Pierce
    • Jefferson Davis, 1850s
    • Minna Blair
    • Harriet Lane Johnston
    • Winfield Scott
    • Varina Howell Davis, circa 1860
    • Confederate White House, 1865
    • The Davis children, 1860s
    • Ellen Barnes and the infant Winnie Davis
    • Varina Davis and her daughter Winnie
    • John W. Garrett
    • Margaret Howell
    • Jefferson and Varina Davis, 1867
    • Virginia Clay
    • Court Street, the Davis home in Memphis
    • Sarah Dorsey
    • Beauvoir
    • Oscar Wilde
    • Jefferson Davis in old age
    • Joseph Pulitzer
    • Julia Grant
    • Winnie Davis
    • Four generations of Davis women, 1905
    • Varina Davis, the pensive widow

Awards & Accolades

  • 2007 Fletcher Pratt Literary Award, Civil War Round Table of New York
  • Honorable Mention, 2007 Literary Award for Nonfiction, Library of Virginia
  • Runner-Up, Biography Category, 2007 Society of Midland Authors Book Awards
  • Finalist, 2006 Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy
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