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Contents Acknowledgments     ix Introduction     1 1. Decorum in ­ Davis’s Resignation from the Senate     6 2. Civic Republicanism in ­ Davis’s Inaugural Address     24 3. Amplification in ­ Davis’s Defense of Conscription      44 4. Conspiracy Rhetoric in ­ Davis’s Response to the Emancipation Proclamation     61 5. Pragmatism and Desperation in­ Davis’s Push for Conditional Emancipation     75 Conclusion     89 Notes     95 Bibliography     109 Index     115 ...