The Resource The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun, (electronic resource)

The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun, (electronic resource)

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The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Title
The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
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Charles W. Calhoun
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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"--
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individual biography
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YDX
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1948-
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Calhoun, Charles W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E671
LC item number
.C25 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
American presidency series
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  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • United States
  • Presidents
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The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780700624850
Specific material designation
remote
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22573/ctt1w2vfh6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006309482
  • (OCoLC)on1006309482
Label
The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun, (electronic resource)
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700624850
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1w2vfh6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006309482
  • (OCoLC)on1006309482

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