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A WAR OF WORDS A WAR OF WORDS The Rhetorical Leadership of JEFFERSON ­DAVIS R. JARROD ATCHISON The University of Ala­ bama Press Tuscaloosa The University of Ala­ bama Press Tuscaloosa, Ala­bama 35487-­0380 Copyright © 2017 by the University of Ala­ bama Press All rights reserved. Inquiries about reproducing material from this work should be addressed to the University of Ala­ bama Press. Typeface: Sabon Cover image: Jefferson ­ Davis, three quarter length portrait, facing right. Mathew B. Brady, approximately 1823–1896, photographer; courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Wash­ ing­ ton, D.C., 20450 USA Cover design: Todd Lape/Lape Designs Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Atchison, R. Jarrod (Robert Jarrod), 1979– Title: A war of words : the rhetorical leadership of Jefferson Davis / R. Jarrod Atchison. Description: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016040699| ISBN 9780817319403 (cloth : alk. paper) | ISBN 9780817391164 (e book) Subjects: LCSH: Davis, Jefferson, 1808–1889. | Confederate States of America— Politics and government. | Confederate States of America. President. | United States—History—Civil War, 1861–1865. Classification: LCC E487 .A84 2017 | DDC 973.713092—dc23 LC record available at For Ross Smith, Brad Eaton, Sam Lee, and everyone who misses them. ...