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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Long before the Revolution it had been found that negroes were not worth their keep on Northern farms , and so slavery gradually disappeared , but there was no emphatic feeling against it in the great mass of Northern people .
Why , therefore they reasoned - should the Northern factory owner be aided by a tariff ? The Southern planter knew very well that he could buy more with his cotton in Europe than in the tariff - protected North .
It seemed to the intelligence of the South that there could be nothing whatever for the Northern people to fight about . They wanted to get rid of slavery . Well , they had got rid of it . The Confederate States had no intention of ...
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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
CHAPTER PAGE I MEN AND HORSES
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