Instead of trying to tear down monuments to all those with blemished records people should study the lives of Ulysses Grant and Peter Stuyvesant
The leading expert on Ulysses S. Grant’s expulsion of Southern Jews says that his tomb shouldn’t go anywhere.
Owner of the New York Times, Dinah Shore, and Other Jews From Tennessee
Gen. Ulysses Grant issued a famed order expelling Jews, but as president appointed more Jews than any of his predecessors. Jonathan Sarna deciphers the myth and reality in his new book.
Almost 150 years after shots rang out at Fort Sumter, the United States has yet to fully recover from the brutalities of the Civil War. The conflict ripped families apart along regional lines, and pummeled the economy and infrastructure of many Southern cities into such disrepair that many are still working on their reconstruction. When the increasingly bitter fight over slavery and states’ rights developed into full-on war, thousands of men on both sides rushed to volunteer for the armed services, including hundreds of Jewish Americans. And yet, according to the documentary “Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray,” screening February 13 and 22 at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Jewish militiamen’s accomplishments have been woefully overlooked.