Meet General Grant
Amerikansk historie, USA's historie, amerikansk biografi om General Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1889, som først havde en militær karriere, bl.a. i Mexican War, og blev en berømt general i Nordstatshæren, Union Army, under den Amerikanske Borgerkrig, 1861-1865, og senere endte som amerikansk president. Beskriver hans liv, levnedsløb og militære og politiske karriere. Udkom i 1928.
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“ The people of the North need have no apprehension of the further extension of slavery , ” he declared ... and in these words Southerners heard the undertone of Seward's voice . Did the Northern people at that period really object to ...
Slavery. 111 movement was adopted by a powerful political group that had its own views in mind . ... 3 The main issue in President Taylor's time concerned the status of slavery in the new territory that had been taken from Mexico .
In 1850 only 1,011 slaves ran away to the North , and ten years later , in 1860 , the number had diminished to 803. ... not in the money value of the fugitive slaves , but in the active threat against the whole institution of slavery .
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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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