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The Resource Judah Benjamin, S.I. Neiman ; with a foreword by Otto Eisenschiml

Judah Benjamin, S.I. Neiman ; with a foreword by Otto Eisenschiml

Label
Judah Benjamin
Title
Judah Benjamin
Statement of responsibility
S.I. Neiman ; with a foreword by Otto Eisenschiml
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One hundred years after the Civil War, Judah P. Benjamin still remains one of the most mysterious figures to have emerged from that great and tragic conflict. Little known today, though he served the Confederate States of America as Atty. Gen., as Secretary of War and as Secretary of State, Benjamin was a profound influence on Jefferson Davis and one of the most powerful of the Confederate leaders. Complicated, problematical, deliberately ambiguous, he set out to expunge his name from the history of the Civil War. In this book, S.I. Neiman clarifies Benjamin's role in history, the man of whom Otto Eisenschiml has written, "the complete history of the Confederacy was buried with him." Judah P. Benjamin (or Jules Bonfal or Mr. Howard, the aliases he used in escaping federal troops) was born to Jewish parents in the Virgin Islands, and educated at Yale University. He built his first fortune as a lawyer in New Orleans, where he married a Creole beauty, Natalie St. Martin, who proceeded to be conspicuously and consistently unfaithful to him. He then became a plantation owner, entered politics and, after the collapse of the Confederacy, built another fortune in England. But the internal facts of Benjamin's life are more difficult to fathom: here was a man who never kept a copy of a letter he had written. Here was a man who did not appear to be concerned by his wife's infidelities. Here was a man for whom the Confederacy was more a personal than a sectional or a political cause. Bypassing the battles in the grand strategy of the Civil War, Neimen probes behind the formal mystery of the year and brings to life a lawyer whose mysterious influence on Jefferson Davis has puzzled historians throughout the years. Judah Benjamin is fascinating history and an intriguing discussion of a most singular man. -- Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
WSU
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1904-
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Neiman, S. I.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Benjamin, J. P.
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Jewish statesmen
  • Legislators
  • Jewish lawyers
  • Jewish lawyers
Label
Judah Benjamin, S.I. Neiman ; with a foreword by Otto Eisenschiml
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223002406735
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
220 p.
Lccn
61015540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 444474
  • 00000000417459
Label
Judah Benjamin, S.I. Neiman ; with a foreword by Otto Eisenschiml
Publication
Bar code
31223002406735
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
220 p.
Lccn
61015540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 444474
  • 00000000417459

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