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To rescue the republic : Ulysses S. Grant, the fragile Union, and the crisis of 1876 / Bret Baier, with Catherine Whitney.

Baier, Bret, (author.). Whitney, Catherine, (author.).

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Grant's daring and resolve as a general gained the attention of President Lincoln, then desperate for bold leadership. Appointed as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender within a year. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant answered the call-- advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In Grant's final weeks in the White House, the contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden. Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor. Baier shows how Grant's compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression. --adapted from jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 973.82092 .G763b 2021 (Text) 37814003401438 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 11/23/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063039544
  • ISBN: 0063039540
  • Physical Description: xvi, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Custom House, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-360) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Ulysses Grant in living history -- Prologue: A dark night in Philadelphia -- Part one: Seasoned by struggle -- Part two: The making of a general -- Part three: The political journey -- Part four: A grand bargain -- Part five: The final battle.
Summary, etc.:
Grant's daring and resolve as a general gained the attention of President Lincoln, then desperate for bold leadership. Appointed as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender within a year. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant answered the call-- advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In Grant's final weeks in the White House, the contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden. Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor. Baier shows how Grant's compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression. --adapted from jacket.
Subject: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1869-1877.
Presidents > United States > Election > 1876.
Generals > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
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