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Politicizing Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey

How did we go, less than a week after racist violence in Charlottesville, Va., from removing statues of Robert E. Lee to talking about obliterating edifices honoring Ulysses S. Grant and Christopher Columbus? The short answer is: “It’s human nature.” But I’ll amplify. “Disasters should not be politicized — it’s about people’s lives and getting […]

War on History Endangers Grant’s Tomb

The campaign against American history is not just some belated mop-up operation left over from the Civil War. Robert E. Lee was only a starting point. Ulysses S. Grant defeated

De Blasio Won't Say If Ulysses S. Grant Statue Is A Hate Symbol

Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to be dogged by questions of where to draw the line when it comes to his new 90-day review of "hate symbols" in New York City. Speaking Tuesday, the mayor was at a loss when asked what would happen to public depictions of former U.S. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Extracts from Grant's Personal Memoirs, with some lessons for the present day.

Today in History for July 23rd

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: Race rioting hits Detroit; Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies; Britain's Prince Andrew marries 'Fergie'; Vanessa Williams gives up Miss America crown; Golfer Tiger Woods wins career grand slam. (July 23)        

Big U.S. History Civil War Quiz: Answers and Winners! by sycamorehoney

Nice job on Civil War, everyone! NOTE: We eliminated the question about who was the commander of the Union army. The correct answer was Ulysses S. Grant. The wrong answer was marked correct in the quiz. If you missed this one, your score will be adjusted.   Here are the stats, answers, and winners. STATS 3,721 people took […]

Horny Moments In History: How The Civil War Really Ended

2 months agoHumor : Funny or Die

Horny Moments In History: How The Civ... 2:25 On April 9th, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, putting an end to the American Civil War. The experience was deeply erotic! Submitted...Show More Summary

From Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant

Executive Mansion Washington, D.C., July 13, 1863 Major General Grant My dear General I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. Show More Summary

15 Things You May Not Know About Ulysses S. Grant

5 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Our 18th U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant was, like so many of our presidents before and since, a fascinating person in real life. Show More Summary

The Reconstruction of Ulysses S. Grant

5 months agoHumor / odd : Damn Interesting

In the second half of the 19th century, few Americans were better known–and revered–than the man whose face looks out today from the $50 bill. Ulysses S. Grant led Union troops to victory in the American Civil War, then thwarted attempts by President Andrew Johnson to suppress fundamental civil rights of newly freed black Americans. Show More Summary

Newark Museum celebrates the golden legacy of Chief Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

When the Newark Museum?s Chief Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz steps down from his position at the end of 2017, he will leave behind a 37-year legacy marked with silver, jewels, ceramics and a Victorian mansion. Dietz will transition from his post as the Museum?s Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts to Curator Emeritus as of December 31st. Show More Summary

Smash Putt's Reign of Anarchic Mini-Golf Is Nearly Over

7 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Drew Atkins Ulysses Grant For a miniature-golf entrepreneur, Jeremy Franklin-Ross has a unique aversion to concepts like points and pars. Since 2009, he and a team of fellow artists, woodworkers, and hackers have organized Smash Putt,...Show More Summary

The Romantic Reason Ulysses S. Grant Didn’t Want His Wife to Get Cosmetic Surgery

7 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

When her husband was elected president, Julia Grant considered having cosmetic surgery—but Ulysses urged her not to. Here's why.

Live from Seattle's Emergency Protest Against Trump's Immigrant and Refugee Ban

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk Protesters at Sea-Tac on Saturday evening. Ulysses Grant There's been a surge of outrage and organizing since freshly-elected President Trump signed his latest controversial executive order, an extreme sort of vetting...Show More Summary

What presidential rhetoric scholars hope to see in Trump’s inaugural speech

When Ulysses S. Grant gave his second inaugural address, he closed with an unusually grumbling note. From his time as a Civil War general to both of his campaigns, he said, "I have been the subject of abuse and slander scarcely ever equaled in political history, which I feel that I can afford to disregard in view of your […]

Internet, animal rights helped shut down Ringling Bros.

In an online era, “The Greatest Show on Earth” didn’t seem so great after enthralling fans since Ulysses S. Grant was president

"American Ulysses"

Grant had the man arrested and brought to his headquarters where he was strung up by his thumbs. In Commentary: Read all of John Steele Gordon's review of the latest biography of Ulysses Grant, a truly great man.

21 Christmas facts that could blow your stockings off

9 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Tis the season of good cheer: Fun gifts, time with your family and a much-needed day off. That wasn't always the case. It wasn't until 1870 that Congress declared Christmas a national holiday under President Ulysses S. Grant. That's not all you may not know about Christmas. Show More Summary

Miss Sloane

Legend has it that the term "lobbyist" originated during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, who referred to the petitioners bombarding him with requests for support as "lobbyists" because they always ambushed him while he was trying to relax with a brandy in the lobby of the Willard Hotel in Washington. Show More Summary

Death investigation involving 'town bully' sets city on edge

10 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

GALENA (WGN) -- Three hours northwest of Chicago is a resort town famous for its golf courses in the summer and skiing in winter. It's also the historical home of President Ulysses S. Grant. So what drew WGN investigates to Galena? Turns out there's a scandal that's got many of its 3,000 residents talking. Show More Summary

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