Tag: reconciliation

Frederick Douglass and Ulysses S. Grant on Reconciliation and Its Pitfalls – BillMoyers.com

January 28, 2021
This post first appeared in the Muster: How the Past Informs the Future blog of The Journal of the Civil War Era. Speaking in New York City in 1878, Frederick Douglass had a warning for white northerners about how they remembered the Civil War. “Good, wise, and generous men at the North,” Douglass observed, “would