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into the classroom, 39 became merchants, 27 entered the pulpit,
and 29 edited newspapers. The remainder became bankers, rail-
road men, industrialists, insurance agents, and lecturers or en-
tered similar occupations.
It is fairly safe to say that in the postwar period most of the
Confederate leaders either aligned themselves with the philoso-
phy of Robert E. Lee in building the New South or followed
Jefferson Davis in clinging tenaciously to the values and tradi-
tions of the Old South. Most of those who followed Lee's course
made a compromise which was not a surrender of old principles.
There was a division of labor; northern capitalists who owned
southern industry placed Confederate leaders in charge of oper-
ations or as managers.
Professor Hesseltine has made a contribution to southern his-
toriography in this study of the role which the Confederate lead-
ers played in the New South. The Louisiana State University
Press has maintained its high standard in book manufacturing.
GARNIE WM. MCGINTY
Louisiana Polytechnic Institute
Captain Sam Grant. By Lloyd Lewis. Boston (Little, Brown and
Company), 1950. Pp. 512. $6.00.
For several years prior to his sudden and tragic death in April,
1949, Lloyd Lewis had devoted himself exclusively to research
and planning of a definitive biography of Ulysses S. Grant. At
the time of his death, Mr. Lewis had finished this volume, Cap-
tain Sam Grant, which brings the biography to 1861. The gen-
eral reader, as well as the student of history, will feel regret that
other volumes will not be forthcoming, for this is biography at
The book is packed with the tracing of the life and times of
U. S. Grant, his background, his birth, and the early years on
the Ohio frontier. The book is filled with quotations from a
remarkable number of letters and memories of family friends,
neighbors, childhood playmates, and youthful associates. There
is a great deal which is not so much about Grant as it is the
times and situations in which he lived. The writing is vivid and
interesting, and the reader never tires of the detail; so well is it
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