Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back

Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back

Robert Penn Warren


Publish yr note: initially released in 1980
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In 1979 Robert Penn Warren lower back to his local Todd nation, Kentucky, to wait ceremonies in honor of one other local son, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, whose usa citizenship had simply been restored, 90 years after his loss of life, via a unique act of Congress. From that nostalgic trip grew this reflective essay at the tragic occupation of Jefferson Davis — "not a contemporary guy in any feel of the notice yet a conservative known as to regulate what was once, in a single feel, a revolution."

Jefferson Davis will get His Citizenship Back can be a meditation by means of certainly one of our most beneficial males of letters at the ironies of yank heritage and the paradoxes of the trendy South.

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