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A Short History of the Confederate States of America is a memoir written by Jefferson Davis, completed shortly before his death in 1889. Davis wrote most of this book while staying at Beauvoir along the Mississippi Gulf Coast near Biloxi, Mississippi.
The book is much less a Davis memoir than an articulation of the secession argument.
The book was first published in 1890 by Belford in New York.
- Title page: “Published 1890 by Belford Company Publishers 18-22 east 18th St. New York Publishers of Belford's Magazine”.