The attempted ‘vindication’ of Grant

The History Channel’s miniseries Grant did a great job indemnifying the ex-President and General. If only it was a complete depiction.

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A photo of Justin Salinger, portraying Ulysses S. Grant in the miniseries Grant.
A Grant miniseries screenshot showing General Grant supervising his soldiers during the Civil War.
A Grant miniseries screenshot showing General Grant supervising his soldiers during the Civil War.
A Grant miniseries screenshot showing General Grant supervising his soldiers during the Civil War. Via IMDb.
Justin Salinger portraying General Grant (left) and Carel Nel portraying President Abraham Lincoln (right).
Justin Salinger portraying General Grant (left) and Carel Nel portraying President Abraham Lincoln (right).
Justin Salinger portraying General Grant (left) and Carel Nel portraying President Abraham Lincoln (right). Via IMDb.
Union Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant photographed at Cairo, Illinois. September 4, 1861.
Union Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant photographed at Cairo, Illinois. September 4, 1861.
Union Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant photographed at Cairo, Illinois. September 4, 1861. Via Wikimedia Commons.
A still from Grant, of a photograph of the actual General Grant.
A still from Grant, of a photograph of the actual General Grant.
A still from Grant, of a photograph of the actual General Grant. Via IMDb.
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A still of Justin Salinger portraying Grant in the miniseries Grant. Via IMDb.
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An 1877 political cartoon in the magazine Puck, depicting Rep. Roscoe Conkling (in red) watching Rutherford B. Hayes (right) walking away with the lady of the ‘Solid South’ (center). Via Wikimedia Commons.
Ulysses Grant, three-quarter length portrait, seated in rattan chair, writing memoirs, at Mount McGregor, New York.
Ulysses Grant, three-quarter length portrait, seated in rattan chair, writing memoirs, at Mount McGregor, New York.
Ulysses Grant in a three-quarter length portrait from his final years, writing memoirs at his Mount McGregor home near Saratoga Springs, New York in 1885. Via Wikimedia Commons.

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Juwan Holmes is a writer and multipotentialite from Brooklyn, New York. He is the editor of The Renaissance Project. http://juwanthecurator.wordpress.com

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