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The imposing imperialistic idea of seizing the whole of Mexico was assassinated in cold blood by David Wilmot , an insignificant Congressman from Pennsylvania . He rose in his seat on a memorable day when a bill appropriating money for ...
The whole Southern population bubbled with anticipation of the great adventure . Even those who had opposed secession volunteered by the thousands . There were not arms enough for such a large number of men , and most of them had to be ...
During the next two years more than a thousand people in the South as a whole were tried and convicted under the Ku - Klux Act . Ten years later the Supreme Court declared it to be unconstitutional . Grant was bewildered by these ...
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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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