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Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back

In 1979 Robert Penn Warren returned to his native Todd Country, Kentucky, to attend ceremonies in honor of another native son, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, whose United States citizenship had just been restored, ninety years after his death, by a special act of Congress. From that nostalgic journey grew this reflective essay on the tragic career of Jefferson Davis—"not a modern man in any sense of the word but a conservative called to manage what was, in one sense, a revolution." Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back is also a meditation by one of our most respected men of letters on the ironies of American history and the paradoxes of the modern South.

About the Author

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), born in Guthrie, Kentucky, was one of America's most revered writers, producing fiction, poetry, history, and criticism, much of it focusing on the moral dilemmas of the South. He served as America's first poet laureate. He received the Pulitzer Prize three times, for his novel All the King's Men and for his books of poetry Promises: Poems 1954–1956 and Now and Then. He is also the author of Portrait of a Father and The Cave.


"A sturdy, fascinating little book. . . . Contributes to a vivid portrait of Davis's tragic career."—Los Angeles Times

"You won't find anywhere a finer blend of history, biography and memoir."—Wall Street Journal

University Press of Kentucky

9780813114453 : jefferson-davis-gets-his-citizenship-back-warren
120 Pages
$19.95 USD

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The Cave

Robert Penn Warren
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The Time of Man

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, introduction by Robert Penn Warren, Wade Hall
Mar 2000 - University Press of Kentucky
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Portrait Of A Father

Robert Penn Warren
May 1998 - University Press of Kentucky
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