IB History Year 2 Reading: “Lee Dissected” and “Grant’s Final Victory”

In this week’s reading you will find two excellent essays on Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Both generals are included in the list of leaders assigned as case studies on the IB History of the Americas syllabus. These chapters are thus directly relevant to studying for Paper 3, and I recommend taking careful notes. The first essay in particular is useful for historiography. Both essays will serve as a good starting point for lecture and discussion this year on generalship and strategy in the Civil War.

I also cannot recommend highly enough the indirect advice on writing offered on pages 165-166.

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