U.S. Grant in the White House – Village Voices

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Elizabeth Nelson

Capitol Hill Village presents “An Embattled President – U.S. Grant in the White House 1869-1878 Monday, April 2, 2018, 7-8 p.m. at the Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE.

As the general who led Union troops to victory, Ulysses S. Grant was widely popular when he entered the White House in 1869, yet his eight-year presidency was marked by enduring controversy and criticism. In the next Village Voices, historian Charles Calhoun will draw on his recently published book, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, to reassess Grant’s struggles and contribution in reconstruction and civil rights, financial stabilization, foreign affairs, and Civil Service reform. Calhoun’s study especially bring to light important and often-overlooked aspects of the Grant presidency, including his commitment to the rights of black freedmen and sympathy to the evolving plight of Native Americans. Calhoun is Distinguished Professor History emeritus at East Carolina University.

Meet and learn from your illustrious Capitol Hill neighbors in informal, free, public discussions about social, economic, and political topics in this latest installment in the Village Voices series. For further information, call Capitol Hill Village, 202-543-1778 or email info@capitolhillvillage.org.