[ epub ] Winnie Davis AUTHOR Heath Hardage Lee



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    She was born Varina “Winnie Anne Davis in the White House of the Confederate States shortly after her 5 year old brother died of a fall A year later her mother and namesake gathered her and her siblings to flee their home as Richmond fell to the Union As a toddler she was the only child allowed to see her father the former CSA President in his post war incarceration They bondedToo young to know the war but shaped by its aftermat

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    Daughter of the Lost Cause is the poignant story of Winnie Davis one of the last casualties of the Civil War Jefferson Davis's youngest daughter was destined by birth to carry the torch of the Confederacy It was an obligation she never asked for but could never refuse She had the then modern advantage of an education in Europe which gave her the intellectual tools and the ambition to break free from a domineering mother and a cosseted upbri

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    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway This fascinating biography deals with the life of Winnie Davis the youngest daughter of Jefferson and Varina Davis After the War Between the States many who had supported

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    This book is the first biography of Varina Anne Winnie Davis the youngest child of Confederate president Jefferson Davis Born at the end of the Civil War Winnie eventually became a living symbol of the Southern wife and family for defeated C

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    A very well written and well researched biography that is also extremely readable and entertaining A fascinating look at Jefferson

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    Heath Hardage Lee deserves five stars for being the first scholar to unearth and tell this fascinating story It b

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    I picked this up at Chop Suey Books probably my favorite indie book shop on Cary Street in Richmond Hadn't heard of it but it was on the front tableread it in one big gulp Interesting stuff compellingly written Shout out t

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    heath does justice to this interesting woman and defines the Davis family exuisitely

  9. says:

    What a snooze fest Book club selection Really awful writing bad editing and a boring subject Read like a poorly written masters thesis

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    Well researched and well written biography of Winnie Davis youngest child of Jefferson and Varina Davis born in 1864 and adopted by citizens of the Confederacy and ultimately by veterans of the Confederacy and United Daughters of the Confederacy as a symbol of a mythologized Confederate cultureThe book explores the information that is available about Winnie and her relationship to her parents and siblings She ultimately is a tragic figure a

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Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis was born into a war torn South in June of 1864 the youngest daughter of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his second wife Varina Howell Davis Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero general JEB Stuart during a string of Confederate victories Winnie’s birth was hailed as a blessing by war weary Southerners They felt her arrival was a good omen signifying future victory But after the Confederacy’s ultimate defeat in the Civil War Winnie would spend her early life as a g. She was born Varina Winnie Anne Davis in the White House of the Confederate States shortly after her 5 year old brother died of a fall A year later her mother and namesake gathered her and her siblings to flee their home as Richmond fell to the Union As a toddler she was the only child allowed to see her father the former CSA President in his post war incarceration They bondedToo young to know the war but shaped by its aftermath Winnie aimed to please her parents who were finding their way after the defeat of the CSA Winnie s father was humiliated not only for the loss of the war but also for how he was caught perhaps as the legend goes wearing women s clothes Losing their plantation meant that they relied on the kindness of others perhaps a mistress to her fatherHeath Hardage Lee has been considering and researching her subject for over 20 years She has thought about the expectations for women pious obedient self sacrificing that were embedded in southern culture and how they impacted Winnie Lee has considered Winnie s parents marriage A rigid micro manager husband and a wife who fought for control Neither could manage nor control life Jefferson Davis lost his first wife the unfair standard by which he would measure Varina within months of the wedding by the time of Winnie s birth they had lost two sonsThere is little in this book on Winnie s childhood although it says that her parents feel she could be stubborn There is a hint of competition with her older sister When she was told she would go to a convent boarding school in Germany Winnie complied While it was harsh disciplined and cold it appears that she got a good education and learned to paint and to appreciate artUpon her return she helped her father with his memoirs and traveled to veteran s meetings and memorials with him It is from those travels that the role The Daughter of the Confederacy was thrust upon her She obediently complied dressing in ueen like gowns smiling and waving in parades and giving ceremonial thank yousAfter Jefferson s death his wife and daughter moved to New York City They vacationed in Rhode Island They traveled with the Pulitzers of newspaper fame who were Davis shirt tail relatives through marriage They wrote for magazines Winnie wrote novels They led the lives of northerners not southerners in this very polarized time in the SouthThree uestions regarding Winnie may never be answered her role her engagement and health Lee gives no evidence that Winnie wanted or enjoyed her role or even what she may have thought about slavery and secession Next is why did she end her engagement to Alfred Wilkerson Wilkerson was not just any northerner he was the grandson of noted abolitionist Samuel Joseph May brother to the Mother of Louisa May Alcott Her father went out on a limb to support her did he change his mind and her and her mother connived to stop it by finding a problem in his background By the time it was called off the damage was done to both Winnie and her suitor Regarding Winnie s health Why can t she eat The situation and her actions suggest she is anorexic All three of these uestionsstresses in her life twined together and are likely responsible for her early death at age 34 Robert Penn Warren called her The last casualty of the lost causeLee stays with the subject and the marriage that produced her She steers clear of the issues of the war and slavery The Index was not always helpful The b w photos are great and there are many It is well footnoted This is an engaging micro history Darkest Mercy second wife Varina Howell Davis Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero general JEB Stuart during a Cold Hearted Rake string of Confederate victories Winnie’s birth was hailed as a blessing by war weary Southerners They felt her arrival was a good omen Alban Berg A Guide to Research Composer Resource Manuals signifying future victory But after the Confederacy’s ultimate defeat in the Civil War Winnie would The Culture of 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Own woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South Her controversial engagement in 1890 to a Northerner lawyer whose grandfather was a famous abolitionist and her later move to work as a writer in New York City shocked her friends family and the Southern groups who worshipped her Faced with the pressures of a community who violently rejected the match Winnie desperately attempted to reconcile her prominent Old South history with her personal desire for tolerance and acceptance of her personal choices?. heath does justice to this interesting woman and defines the Davis family exuisitely Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark symbolic female figure of the defeated South Her controversial engagement in 1890 to a Northerner lawyer whose grandfather was a famous abolitionist and her later move to work as a writer in New York City I Love You Almost Always shocked her friends family and the Southern groups who worshipped her Faced with the pressures of a community who violently rejected the match Winnie desperately attempted to reconcile her prominent Old South history with her personal desire for tolerance and acceptance of her personal choices?. heath does justice to this interesting woman and defines the Davis family exuisitely

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Enteel refugee and an expatriate abroad    After returning to the South from German boarding school Winnie was christened the “Daughter of the Confederacy” in 1886 This role was bestowed upon her by a Southern culture trying to sublimate its war losses Particularly idolized by Confederate veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Winnie became an icon of the Lost Cause eclipsing even her father Jefferson in popularity    Winnie Davis  Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little kn. A very well written and well researched biography that is also extremely readable and entertaining A fascinating look at Jefferson Davis tragic family and an exploration of the post war south through the life of his daughter Winnie I did not think that there were stories to tell about this era but Heath Hardage Lee has found some Highly recommend