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The Resource Let us have peace : Ulysses S. Grant and the politics of war and reconstruction, 1861-1868, Brooks D. Simpson

Let us have peace : Ulysses S. Grant and the politics of war and reconstruction, 1861-1868, Brooks D. Simpson

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Let us have peace : Ulysses S. Grant and the politics of war and reconstruction, 1861-1868
Title
Let us have peace
Title remainder
Ulysses S. Grant and the politics of war and reconstruction, 1861-1868
Statement of responsibility
Brooks D. Simpson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historians have traditionally drawn distinctions between Ulysses S. Grant's military and political careers. This book questions such distinctions and offers a new understanding of this often enigmatic leader. The author argues that during the 1860s Grant was both soldier and politician, for military and civil policy were inevitably intertwined during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. According to the author, Grant instinctively understood that war was 'politics by other means.' Moreover, he realized that civil wars presented special challenges: reconciliation, not conquest, was the Union's ultimate goal. And in peace, Grant sought to secure what had been won in war, stepping in to assume a more active role in policymaking when the intransigence of white Southerners and the obstructionist behavior of President Andrew Johnson threatened to spoil the fruits of Northern victory
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, Brooks D
Dewey number
973.7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E672
LC item number
.S6 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
Label
Let us have peace : Ulysses S. Grant and the politics of war and reconstruction, 1861-1868, Brooks D. Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-328) and index
Contents
"The South will fight" -- A soldier's duty -- War in earnest -- Sword and olive branch -- The word of General Grant -- From conciliation to protection -- Walking a political tightrope -- Hardly a party matter -- Grant versus Johnson -- The Presidential question -- "In spite of myself" -- The fruits of victory
Control code
ocm23384774
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 339 p.
Isbn
9780807819661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91050256
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 57475
  • (OCoLC)23384774
Label
Let us have peace : Ulysses S. Grant and the politics of war and reconstruction, 1861-1868, Brooks D. Simpson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-328) and index
Contents
"The South will fight" -- A soldier's duty -- War in earnest -- Sword and olive branch -- The word of General Grant -- From conciliation to protection -- Walking a political tightrope -- Hardly a party matter -- Grant versus Johnson -- The Presidential question -- "In spite of myself" -- The fruits of victory
Control code
ocm23384774
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 339 p.
Isbn
9780807819661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91050256
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 57475
  • (OCoLC)23384774

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