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ClassGraphic The Civil War shaped the destiny of our nation as well as everyone it touched. Ulysses S. Grant was no exception. Who really was Grant? During the fall semester, we explored Grant’s troubled life before the Civil War and his meteoric rise to Commanding General of the Army during the war. In the spring semester, we will explore Grant’s life after the war: how he dealt with his new fame, the challenges and frustrations of Reconstruction, his decision to run for president, his presidency, and his life and financial failure after his presidency. Was Grant a highly ethical defender of the freed slaves? Was he complicit in the scandals that plagued his presidency? Was he an alcoholic as many contemporaries and historians claimed? Was he an incompetent and foolish businessman? We will explore the many sides of a very complex person with the book Grant by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow (Penguin Press, 2017). Attendance in the fall semester is not required for enrollment in the spring semester.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Harold Primack2.Michael Singer 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/6/2019 - 6/5/2019 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Michael Singer  ; Harold Primack  ClassRoom