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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. 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 upbringing in the defeated south But her willingness to be the handsome poised dutiful daughter of the Confederacy s first family instead turned her into the living symbol of an antebellum way of life that she had never known Heath Lee tells this tale with simple elegance and matter of fact sensitivity She makes you understand that neither of Winnie s two worlds the languor of the Mississippi Gulf Coast or the hustle of downtown New York would ever bring her peace Guy Gugliotta author of Freedom s CapWinnie Davis Daughter of the Lost Cause Matthews Choice 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. Daughter of the Lost Cause is the poignant story of Winnie Davis one of the last casualties of the Civil War Jefferson Davis s The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, 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 upbringing in the defeated south But her willingness to be the handsome poised dutiful daughter of the Confederacy s first family instead turned her into the living symbol of an antebellum way of life that she had never known Heath Lee tells this tale with simple elegance and matter of fact sensitivity She makes Hers to Protect you understand that neither of Winnie s two worlds the languor of the Mississippi Gulf Coast or the hustle of downtown New York would ever bring her peace Guy Gugliotta author of Freedom s CapWinnie Davis Daughter of the Lost Cause

Summary Winnie Davis

Winnie Davis

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?. 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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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


10 thoughts on “Winnie Davis

  1. says:

    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 Pr

  2. says:

    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 ne

  3. says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway This fascinating biography deals with the life of Winnie Davis the youngest daughter of Jeff

  4. says:

    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 Confederates Although highly educated in Germany and very publicly engaged Winnie died young and single Winnie was the sixth and youngest child of Jefferson Davis and his second wife Varina Je

  5. says:

    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 Harda

  6. says:

    Heath Hardage Lee deserves five stars for being the first scholar to unearth and tell this fascinating story It boggles the mind that it took so long for Winnie to earn her own biography The book deserves another five stars for being a wonderfully written and powerful read

  7. says:

    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 t

  8. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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

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