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Conversations on the Civil War, 1865: Jefferson Davis: American

Dr. William J. Cooper, Jr.
Louisiana State University

  The University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Humanities and Institute for Southern Studies concludes its series Conversations on the Civil War with a look back to 1865, the end of the war, the beginning of freedom for thousands of slaves, and the period of Reconstruction in the South.

The second guest in this series of conversations, recorded before an audience at USC’s Capstone Conference Center, is Dr. William Cooper the Boyd Professor of History Emeritus at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era(2013, LSU Press) and Jefferson Davis, American (2000, Knopf) which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He talks with Dr. Edgar about Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

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