Grantland S. Rice holds a B.A. in American Studies from Colby College, an M.A. in the History of American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Literature from Brandeis University. His research and writing has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council for Learned Societies, American Antiquarian Society, Stanford Humanities Center, Institute for United States Studies at University of London, and Huntington Library. He has taught and/or served as an administrator at The Ohio State University, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Dipolmacy, Harvard Summer School, and Harvard Law School.


Author’s great great grandmother Emily Radcliff Simpson (far left)–a cousin of Ulysses S. Grant’s mother


(Top)–Washington, DC in the 1850s