The most popular political satirist of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the despicable racist and southern sympathizer Nasby was the Stephen Colbert of his day.
‘Let Us Have Peace’ by Brooks Simpson
Far from being a successful general who became a naive politician, Grant understood politics and used it during the war and afterwards with skill.
‘The Won Cause’ by Barbara Gannon
As white Americans fell for southern Lost Cause propaganda after the Civil War, the largest group for Union veterans kept alive the memory of the moral cause of the war, while offering Black veterans respect and fellowship.
‘The Man Who Saved the Union’ by H.W. Brands
Grant did save the U.S. by defeating Lee. But it was after the war, as America’s first civil rights president, that Grant fought to make the Union worth saving and keeping.