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Brierfield

Plantation Home of Jefferson Davis

Jr. Everett Edgar (author)

ISBN: 9781604733754

Publication Date: Aug 2009

Format: Paperback

Tells the story of a house, "Brierfield", and incidentally of a man, Jefferson Davis, and his family. The author traces the story of "Brierfield" from its construction in the antebellum period to its final disappearance in the twentieth century, a victim of war, floods, and fire.
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This is the story of a house, "Brierfield," and incidentally of a man, Jefferson Davis, and his family. The author traces the story of "Brierfield" from its construction in the antebellum period to its final disappearance in the twentieth century, a victim of war, floods, and fire. Most people associate Jefferson Davis with "Beauvoir," his home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the years after 1865, but "Brierfield" was his home during the most productive years of his life. We see Davis here as a young planter, a United States Representative and Senator, a Mexican War hero, United States Secretary of War, and President of the Confederate States of America. The tangled web of relationships involving Davis, his second wife, Varina Howell of Natchez, and his older brother and substitute father, Joseph Davis of nearby "Hurricane Plantation," unfolds against the physical setting of "Brierfield.
Illustrations 213 b & w photographs; 8 line drawings
Pages 158
Dimensions 216 x 133
Date Published 30 Aug 2009
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
Subject/s Politics & Government   Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc   American Civil War  

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