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The Resource The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun

The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun

Label
The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Title
The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Calhoun
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As controversial in politics as he was in the military, Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was an embattled president, enormously popular with the American people, yet the target of unrelenting censure by political enemies. For the first time in almost a century, this book by the distinguished historian Charles W. Calhoun examines Grant's administration in depth, offering a fresh look at the 18th president's policies and actions during his two terms in office (1869-1877). Most biographers focus on Grant's military career, giving less attention to the significant and complex questions that marked his presidential terms. These concerns, the issues of politics and governance, are at the core of this book. As a political historian with a vast knowledge of nineteenth-century America and an extensive array of original sources at his command, Calhoun approaches Grant's presidency not as an incongruous or inconsequential sequel to his military career but instead as the polestar of American public life during a crucial decade in the nation's political development. He explores Grant's leadership style and traces his contributions to the office of president, including creating a White House staff, employing modern technology to promote the mobility of the presidency, and developing strong ties with congressional leaders to enhance executive influence over legislation. The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant provides a detailed discussion of the administration's endeavors in a variety of areas--Reconstruction and civil rights, economic policy, the Peace Policy for Native Americans, foreign policy, and civil service reform. It also offers a straightforward examination of the scandals associated with the period, highlighting the "embattled" nature of Grant's presidency and the deep antagonism that marked his relations with key critics such as Charles Sumner, Henry Adams, and Benjamin Bristow. In sum, this book is a long overdue re-evaluation of a pivotal presidency in America's political history"--
  • "This is the 36th volume in the American Presidency Series; it covers the two-term (1868-1877) controversial presidency of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885). While several biographies of Grant have appeared in recent years, there has been no scholarly work on Grant's presidency since the 1930s. Charles Calhoun is an eminent authority on the history of the United States in the late nineteenth century, and uses his vast knowledge here, along with extensive use of original sources, to examine Grant's presidency in a fresh light"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
E671
LC item number
.C25 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidency series
Label
The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war in peace -- Prologue : a troubled nation -- 1. Political Apprenticeship -- 2. "Jugular Politics" -- 3. Grant Takes Command -- 4. Reconstruction: Consummation without Closure -- 5. Reconstructing the Nation's Finances -- 6. Brush with Disaster: The New York Gold Corner Conspiracy -- 7. Reconstructing American Foreign Policy -- 8. Revolt in Cuba -- 9. The Gate to the Caribbean Sea -- 10. The Battle of Santo Domingo -- 11. Launching the Peace Policy -- 12. Reform and Revolt -- 13. War at Home -- 14. Peace Abroad -- 15. Vindication -- 16. Second Term Woes -- 17. Crises Domestic and Foreign -- 18. Reconstruction under Siege -- 19. Sound Money, Crooked Whiskey -- 20. The President under Fire -- 21. Securing the Succession -- 22. Third Term Dreams -- Notes -- Bibliographical Essay -- Index
Control code
986027705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 721 pages
Isbn
9780700624843
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017026679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986027705
Label
The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war in peace -- Prologue : a troubled nation -- 1. Political Apprenticeship -- 2. "Jugular Politics" -- 3. Grant Takes Command -- 4. Reconstruction: Consummation without Closure -- 5. Reconstructing the Nation's Finances -- 6. Brush with Disaster: The New York Gold Corner Conspiracy -- 7. Reconstructing American Foreign Policy -- 8. Revolt in Cuba -- 9. The Gate to the Caribbean Sea -- 10. The Battle of Santo Domingo -- 11. Launching the Peace Policy -- 12. Reform and Revolt -- 13. War at Home -- 14. Peace Abroad -- 15. Vindication -- 16. Second Term Woes -- 17. Crises Domestic and Foreign -- 18. Reconstruction under Siege -- 19. Sound Money, Crooked Whiskey -- 20. The President under Fire -- 21. Securing the Succession -- 22. Third Term Dreams -- Notes -- Bibliographical Essay -- Index
Control code
986027705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 721 pages
Isbn
9780700624843
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017026679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986027705

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