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In the bright glow of cotton - made fortunes the Southern idea of emancipating the negro slowly faded to a shadow . But what of the North ? Long before the Revolution it had been found that negroes were not worth their keep on Northern ...
CHAPTER X THE OLD SOUTH § 1 T HE connection between the Southern people and Grant's career is so close that one thinks of it as a kind of mystic fatalism . He married a Southern woman ; a Louisiana general - Zachary Taylor — was his ...
Though he was censured bitterly by his Southern contemporaries , history will deal more kindly with him , for his task was really one of superhuman size . In April , 1861 , after the fall of Fort Sumter , Davis called for 100,000 ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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