Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction (Guest: Fergus M. Bordewich)

Published February 21, 2024
Heartland’s Tim Benson is once again joined by Fergus M. Bordewich to discuss his new book, Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction. They chat about the formation of the Ku Klux Klan and the terroristic violence they committed against both new freed blacks and white Republicans, and how Grant and a Republican Congress went about destroying the Klan and protecting civil rights for newly freedmen in the postbellum South.

Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/647165/klan-war-by-fergus-m-bordewich/

Show Notes:

The Guardian: Rich Tenorio – “Klan War: how Ulysses S Grant took the fight to the extreme right”

National Review: Kevin R. Kosar: “Ulysses S. Grant’s Final Battle”

New York Times: Jennifer Szalai – “The President vs. the Klan”

Wall Street Journal: Roger Lowenstein – “‘Klan War’ Review: The Agony After Appomattox”