The Peace Policy of Ulysses S. Grant

  title={The Peace Policy of Ulysses S. Grant},
  author={D. Sim},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={241 - 268}
  • D. Sim
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • American Nineteenth Century History
This article reassesses the Peace Policy of the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, emphasizing incoherence in its formulation and implementation. Historians have involved themselves in illuminating debates concerning “paternalism” and “colonialism” as competing explanatory concepts, but have glossed over the significance of contingencies, inconsistencies and political competition involved in elaborating a substantive federal policy toward native peoples during the Reconstruction era. Whilst… Expand
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