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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 ...
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 military ideal ; and he became ...
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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