Websites

Ulysses S. Grant Association
http://library.msstate.edu/USGrant/
This organization collects documents relating to Grant, publishes Grant's papers (under the direction of Prof. John Y. Simon), and includes several interesting items on its Web site, including Julia Dent Grant's account of her and her husband's courtship; a complete summary of Grant's military career; and a geneology of the Grant family.

The Time of the Lincolns
http://www.pbs.org/lincolns
Explore Grant's and Lincoln's era in another AMERICAN EXPERIENCE website, from issues of abolition and slavery to the footsoldier's experience in the war.

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/index.html
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE'S Reconstruction website shows how, in just a few years, a series of stunning events -- the Emancipation Proclamation, the Fourteenth Amendment granting ex-slaves citizenship in 1868, the enfranchisement of blacks the following year -- reversed centuries-old patterns of race relations in America. 

The American Civil War
http://jjanke.org
Dakota State University professor Jim Janke provides an extensive index to Civil War websites, sorted into convenient subject headings.

The United States Civil War Center
http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/
Search Civil War cemetary records, see a calendar of Civil War-related events, and explore a unique exhibit on Confederate currency, "Beyond Face Value."

The Civil War Home Page
http://www.rugreview.com/cw/cwhp.htm
This site compiles out-of-copyright "accounts of campaigns and battles, strategies and tactics, often written by participants of both high and low rank."

The Battle of Shiloh Official Records and Battle Description
http://www.civilwarhome.com/shiloh.htm
Read the official records submitted by military personnel at Shiloh, a Confederate description of the battle, or a detailed, hour-by-hour Shiloh timeline.

World's Fairs & Expositions: Centennial Exposition
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/fairs/cent.htm
This collection of links into Cornell University's Making of America primary document library and other Web resources includes plans and projections, descriptions, and issues and problems relating to the Centennial Exposition in 1876.

Grant's Granddaughter's Memoirs
http://books.google.com/
Revolutionary Days
, by Princess Julia Cantacuzene, is freely available online. Grant's first grandchild, who married into the Russian nobility, includes a description of her famous grandfather's death, plus an account of her own adventures in tzarist Russia and the Russian Revolution.

Mark Twain on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/
Visit the companion site to a PBS documentary on America's beloved humorist and writer, and one of Ulysses Grant's best friends.

The Education of Henry Adams
http://www.bartleby.com/159/
Read this free on-line version of Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirs by one of President Grant's most vocal opponents, the descendant of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

Books

Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.

Arnold, Matthew. General Grant. With a rejoinder by Mark Twain; edited and with an introduction by John Y. Simon. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1995.

Bode, Carl, ed. American Life in the 1840s. Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, 1967.

Byrd, Max. Grant: a Novel. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.

Cable, Mary. The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.

Forman, Sidney. West Point: A History of the United States Military Academy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.

Fraser, Antonia. A History of Toys. New York, Delacorte Press, 1966.

Garland, Hamlin. Ulysses S. Grant: His Life and Character. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898.

Grant, Jesse R. In the Days of My Father General Grant. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1925.

Grant, Julia Dent. The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1975.

Grant, Ulysses S. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. With an introduction by Geoffrey Perret. New York: Modern Library, 1999.

----. The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. Edited by John Y. Simon; 31 volumes. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967.

Marten, James. The Children's Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Marten, James, ed. Lessons in War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines. Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 1999.

McPherson, James M. Ordeal by Fire: the Civil War and Reconstruction. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

McFeely, William S. Grant: A Biography. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.

Perret, Geoffrey. Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President. New York: Random House, 1997.

Porter, Horace. Campaigning with Grant. With an introduction by Brooks D. Simpson. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Samuels, Ernest. Henry Adams. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989.

Simpson, Brooks D. Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

----. Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

Twain, Mark. The Autobiography of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Row, 1959.

Ward, Geoffrey C. The Civil War: An Illustrated History. New York: Knopf, 1990.

Werner, Emmy. Reluctant Witnesses: Children's Voices from the Civil War. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1998.

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