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Highly readable treatment of little known historical events,
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This review is from: When General Grant Expelled the Jews (Kindle Edition)
Jonathan Sarna has done an outstanding job recounting the little known episode of General Grant's infamous general order excluding Jews "as a class" from occupied areas of the Confederacy under his command, and the even less well known instances in the years to follow of Grant's philosemitic actions as President and former-President. Not being a historian, I cannot vouch for the accuracy of Professor Sarna's scholarship, but I thought the treatment was well-supported and cogently argued. One last point, unlike much modern scholarly output, this book was exceptionally well written. I highly recommend this book to students of the American Civil War and of Jewish American History.