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    Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

    East Carolina University professor emeritus Charles Calhoun talked about the obstacles President Ulysses S. Grant faced and what he accomplished during his presidency. He spoke about how President…

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    Grant Memorial

    Michele Cohen provided an overview of the Grant Memorial, including its site, the artist who created it, the current conservation project, as well as a discussion of the Grant Memorial…

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    Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home

    Nancy Purdy gave a tour of Ulysses S. Grant’s boyhood home and talked about his upbringing. She spoke about Grant’s parents, Jesse and Hannah Grant, and how their values affected the future president. She…

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    First Lady Julia Grant

    William Seale and Pamela Sanfilippo talked about the life and influence of first lady Julia Grant and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*From a slave-holding family, she became the wife of the…

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    U.S. Grant

    Joan Waugh talked about her book U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, concentrating on the aftermath of the Civil War. “'The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again': U.S. Grant and the Meaning of…

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    Grant Memorial Dedication

    This 1922 U.S. Army Signal Corps silent film of the dedication of the Grant Memorial, held on the U.S. capitol grounds, included marching bands and a parade of American Civil War veterans.

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    Post War Relationship Between Mosby and Grant

    David Goetz talked about the post-Civil War lives of Confederate General John Singleton Mosby and Union commander Ulysses S. Grant after the Civil War and the connection they shared for the…

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    Life Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

    In the eighteenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Ulysses S. Grant were discussed. Mr. Simon and Mr. Ballard talked about his military career, early life, and political…

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    Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act

    Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the Union…

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    Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

    Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol West Front in Washington, D.C. Date of interview unknown.

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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…

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    General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac

    Two historians discussed the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. They focus on Grant’s efforts in leading the Union Army of the Potomac against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, and talk…

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    Grant's Final Victory

    Charles Flood recounts the final years of Ulysses S. Grant. The former President had terminal mouth and throat cancer and was in great financial straits after being cheated by a business partner in 1884. Mr.…

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    Ulysses S. Grant Before the Civil War

    Gregory Hospodor talked about the pre-Civil War life of Ulysses S. Grant, including his military education, character, and marriage. As a failed businessman who had resigned his Army commission in 1854, few had…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and National Memory

    Bryan Le Beau talked about how although the facts of President Ulysses S. Grant’s life have not changed since his death in 1885, his image in the national memory has changed over the years and what accounts for…

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    Attributes of Successful Presidents, Part 4

    The Massachusetts College of Law hosted historians and political scientists to explore successful and unsuccessful presidents. This session dealt with Ulysses S. Grant and Warren G. Harding. Phillip Payne argued that…

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    Biographies of Ulysses S. Grant

    The panelists discussed the life of Ulysses S. Grant. They answered questions about Grant from moderator James McPherson, himself a Civil War author, and then answered questions from…

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    Ulysses S. Grant : The Unlikely Hero

    Mr. Korda, editor in chief of Simon and Schuster, discussed his biography Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero, about the Civil War general and U.S. president. The book was written for the new…

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    Ulysses S. Grant

    Mr. Bunting discussed his biography Ulysses S. Grant, published by Times Books. He argued that Grant’s tenure as U.S. President has been undervalued by historians, who overlooked the many…

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    Washington Schlepped Here - Grant Memorial

    Christopher Buckley read from his book, Washington Schlepped Here. This section was on the Grant Memorial at the foot of the west front of the U.S. Capitol. He talked about President Grant and…

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