Soldier of destiny : slavery, secession, and the redemption of Ulysses S. Grant / John Reeves.
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Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Summary
Bringing to life the American West during a crucial time in our nation's history, this original, thought-provoking look at the general-in-chief of the U.S. Army in 1864 documents his gradual realization that Emancipation was the only possible outcome of the war that would be consistent with America's founding values and future prosperity.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-280) and index.
Contents
Part I: Fort Humboldt to Galena (1854-1860). Fort Humboldt -- Julia -- Going home -- Jesse Root Grant -- White Haven -- The enslaved community at White Haven -- Failure in St. Louis -- Part II: Galena to Shiloh (1860-1862). Galena -- Colonel Grant -- The Battle of Belmont -- Fort Donelson -- Unconditional surrender -- Shiloh -- Part III: Shiloh to Washington, DC (1862-1864). Shiloh and its aftermath -- Jesse, Ulysses, and general orders no. 11 -- Vicksburg -- Freedom -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.
Summary
"Presenting an original, thought-provoking look at Ulysses S. Grant, Soldier of Destiny evokes the life of the general through his conflicted connection to slavery, allowing readers a clearer understanding of this great American. Soldier of Destiny reveals that Grant always possessed the latent abilities of a skilled commander--and he was able to develop these skills out West without the overwhelming pressure faced by more senior commanders in the Eastern theater at the beginning of the Civil War. Grant was a true Westerner himself and it was his experience in the West--before and during the Civil War--that was central to his rise. This book tells the story of Grant's connection to slavery in far more detail than has been done in previous biographies. This narrative explores the poverty, inequality, and extraordinary vitality of the American West during a crucial time in our nation's history." -- Adapted from publisher's description.
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Slavery, secession, and the redemption of Ulysses S. Grant
ISBN
9781639365272 (hardcover)
1639365273 (hardcover)
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