The Civil War is the most popular period in American history and movies and art about the era are key to explain why Grant gets less public attention than Lee, Jackson and even Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.
‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’ by Jonathan Sarna
In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 11, expelling all “Jews as a class” from the military department under his control. He spent the rest of his career apologizing and trying to make up for this blunder.
‘The Union War’ by Gary Gallagher
It’s hard to understand in today’s polarized America but in the 1860s, Northerners considered the unity of the United States, with or without slavery, important enough to die for.
Grant Cottage Starts Online Reading Group in January 2022
Discussion of the first book, ‘Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: Ulysses S. Grant’s Presidential Diplomacy’ by Edwina S. Campbell will begin on Friday, January 7 via live webinar.