Synopses & Reviews
“The present volume commences the reassessment of an important political figure and will prove useful to students of the period. Written in a clear and straightforward way, it will also engage the interest of many general readers.”
—American Historical Review
“Robert Ilisevich has presented a useful interpretation of Galusha Grow's political career [and] done his subject a valuable service in helping to rescue him from undeserved obscurity.”
—Journal of American History
“What Ilisevich has provided is in large part a study of Pennsylvania politics during the ante-bellum and post-Civil War years with attention centered on the political career of Galusha A. Grow.”
A compelling political biography of Galusha A. Grow, an often-overlooked, yet influential radical American politician of the nineteenth century, who became Speaker of the House in 1861.
About the Author
Robert D. Ilisevich, formerly a professor of American history at Alliance College, is an archivist for the Crawford County Historical Society, and the author of five books on Pennsylvania history.