Decisively refuting all the old slanders, the authors give us back the real Davis-a patriotic soldier, a reluctant secessionist, the model of a Christian gentleman, and an inspiration to all Americans, North and South.
Thomas Fleming, editor chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture Jefferson Davis, captured, imprisoned, and charged with 1) conspiracy and culpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2) conspiracy to cause the deaths of Northern P.O.W.'s at Andersonville, Georgia, a detention camp; 3) participating in and attempting to assist in the growth of the system of slavery; and 4) treason against the United States of America, was never afforded his constitutional right to a trial.
Now Jefferson Davis will have his day in court as the authors present the evidence to the jury-their readers. After hearing the case, readers will be able to cast their ballots on the authors' Web site to determine Davis' guilt or innocence . . . to answer the question: Was Jefferson Davis Right?