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Brian Gary in Jefferson Davis: An American President

Jefferson Davis: An American President

2006 NR

In this in-depth profile of the only president of the Confederate States of America, documentary filmmaker Brian Gary investigates the much maligned and often misunderstood life of Jefferson Davis, congressman, senator and secretary of war. Respected Davis scholars add detail to the politician's history, as does footage from Davis's childhood home and the U.S. Capitol building, which he was instrumental in designing.