9780807846292-0807846295-Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (Civil War America)

Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (Civil War America)

ISBN-13: 9780807846292
ISBN-10: 0807846295
Edition: New edition
Author: Simpson, Brooks D.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 359 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807846292
ISBN-10: 0807846295
Edition: New edition
Author: Simpson, Brooks D.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 359 pages

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Acknowledged authors Simpson, Brooks D. wrote Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (Civil War America) comprising 359 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807846295 and 9780807846292. Since then Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (Civil War America) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Historians have traditionally drawn distinctions between Ulysses S. Grant's military and political careers. In Let Us Have Peace, Brooks Simpson questions such distinctions and offers a new understanding of this often enigmatic leader. He 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 Simpson, 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.

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