The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a


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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War.

Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail numerous military campaigns. Far more compelling in the views of Davis' contemporaries and to modern scholars were Davis' thoughtfully constructed arguments as to the constitutional and moral justification of the formation of the Confederacy and of the Civil War. Davis cited numerous constitutional passages, constitutional scholars, and American political leaders to prove his thesis that secession was justified.

This project contains the first half of Volume 1 (of 2). (Intro modified from Wikipedia)

(12 hr 56 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface & Introduction 11:55 Read by Robert Hoffman
01 - Part 1, Chapter 1 29:52 Read by Robert Hoffman
02 - Part 1, Chapter 2 9:51 Read by Robert Hoffman
03 - Part 1, Chapter 3 14:50 Read by Bill Mosley
04 - Part 1, Chapter 4 11:26 Read by Bill Mosley
05 - Part 1, Chapter 5 29:56 Read by Bill Mosley
06 - Part 1, Chapter 6 38:10 Read by Bill Mosley
07 - Part 1, Chapter 7 24:39 Read by Stipsky
08 - Part 1, Chapter 8 39:12 Read by Guero
09 - Part 1, Chapter 9 17:38 Read by Guero
10 - Part 1, Chapter 10 25:08 Read by Guero
11 - Part 2, Chapter 1 22:17 Read by Mark F. Smith
12 - Part 2, Chapter 2 29:11 Read by Bill Mosley
13 - Part 2, Chapter 3 28:48 Read by Bill Mosley
14 - Part 2, Chapter 4 17:07 Read by Stipsky
15 - Part 2, Chapter 5 14:35 Read by Stipsky
16 - Part 2, Chapter 6 17:32 Read by Stipsky
17 - Part 2, Chapter 7 14:30 Read by Stipsky
18 - Part 2, Chapter 8 11:04 Read by Stipsky
19 - Part 2, Chapter 9 25:27 Read by Stipsky
20 - Part 2, Chapter 10 26:14 Read by Stipsky
21 - Part 2, Chapter 11 19:59 Read by Stipsky
22 - Part 2, Chapter 12 8:06 Read by Stipsky
23 - Part 2, Chapter 13 12:14 Read by Stipsky
24 - Part 2, Chapter 14 18:13 Read by Stipsky
25 - Part 2, Chapter 15 17:21 Read by Bill Mosley
26 - Appendix B 22:28 Read by Ann Boulais
27 - Appendix C 43:47 Read by Stipsky
28 - Appendix D 22:29 Read by Bill Mosley
29 - Appendix E, Part 1 31:46 Read by Stipsky
30 - Appendix E, Part 2 44:20 Read by Stipsky
31 - Appendix F, Part 1 40:48 Read by Maria Kasper
32 - Appendix F, Part 2 35:51 Read by Aaron Weber

Reviews

Best History of the United States I've read!

(5 stars)

Covers many topics from our founding to the Civil War. Also gives you a perspective counter to what we've been propagandized to believe in our public schools.

(5 stars)

excellent book, the one readers fake southern accent is slightly annoying, but it's still worth it. a good history of the early United States.

Woderful

(4.5 stars)

wonderful however the narrator tries too hard to make different voices