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Hello again Charlie Senate was gonna be joining us right about now. Charlie’s in Ireland , but there are hurricane conditions and they made communicating nearly impossible . So Charlie were gonna replay conversation we had last week with historian rancher now but his latest unbelievably great biography to be Lewis’s as Grant we begin the conversation Marjorie asking China why he chose the right about them .
So I wondered if part of the reason you chose Grant was because there were these misconceptions about him because you’re right , I didn’t think that he was a great president. And you know I paid marginal attention of American history too is that put away you didn’t others .
Contrarian streak in my nature in back I , Robot Alexander Hamilton , he was quite demonized at that time and I felt that he’d been done in by his adversaries and I wrote a great pick and very similar spirit , and they were really 3 leading myths that I wanted to retire one decide there that he was hopeless drunkard who stumbled through the civil war in an alcoholic haze to that he was this crude and brutal butcher as general and 3 that he was a failed President and that the entire presidency was all about corruption and cronyism.
You know I thought. By the way I’m embarrassed to say was a history major and which really is humiliating one Mercedes you . The reason I concluded that Grant was all the horrible things and not memorable as a President that Marjorie just listed and Adam talked about Iceland on Riverside Drive and you in New York City and you’d go by Grant’s Tomb , and it was in such disrepair at least for much of the time that I lived there . It’s sort of symbolically sent me a message that it shouldn’t really have delivered right .
Yeah. Luckily it’s been cleaned up with hidden viewing now looks quite quite beautiful but you know when you go to Grant’s Tomb which is up near Columbia University on the upper west side of Manhattan . It’s the largest mausoleum and America and it really reflects the high regard in which he was held his really considered the second most important American with the second half of the 19th century after Abraham Lincoln and that’s reflected in the grandeur of grand stone .
Know in the litany of things that I did not know I surely did not know that he was racially enlightened and when I did because I couldn’t read now Hearn and 69 pages just last night you can win. I went to the disabled comments content to work backwards and I looked up Frederick Douglas and I’m just stunned by this . I’m reading from your book . Page 746 for Douglas Grant was the general who it affected with these a Lincoln’s and emancipation policy then extended those gains by backing the 15th at the moment . Give African American men , the right to vote to grit . This is a quote to grant more than any other man the Negro owes his enfranchisement Douglas .