Varina Howell: Wife of Jefferson Davis

Varina Howell: Wife of Jefferson Davis

by Eron Rowland
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"Varina Davis is a lady in any event," Southern women of the
aristocratic circles of Washington told the war correspondent of the
London Times who had been sent to the National Capital to report
all the news he could gather concerning the secession of the Southern
States from the great American Union. There was a finality in their tones
and manner as if the fact settled the whole question and right of
secession. And being such perfect ladies themselves, who could be a better
judge of what it took to be one. . . . They further informed him that
Varina was popular and had friends and social influence in Washington,
adding with pursed lips that she belonged to the set they called 'nice
people'; not like 'such people' as he had seen in the White House.
Thus Mrs. Jefferson Davis was described to one who, with piqued curiosity,
was soon to meet her as the First Lady of the Southern Confederacy. . . .
But Varina Howell Davis came proudly to her high station. She was not
without a due understanding of its significance, nor was she without the
feeling that she, in some degree, deserved the distinction."
--from Chapter I

In this volume, Mrs. Rowland has written a charming and accurate
historical narrative of the Southern Confederacy in which the wife of
Jefferson Davis plays a part that holds and fascinates the reader. The
narrative, written in an easy, yet frank and forceful style, denotes the
work as an important contribution to American biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565547865
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/31/2000
Series: Varina Howell, Wife of Jefferson Davis Series , #1
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 828,791
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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