The impeachers : the of trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation
- ISBN: 0812998367 :
- ISBN: 9780812998368 :
xxix, 543 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-516) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Mars -- Magnificent intentions -- The accidental president -- Moses -- The South victorious -- Not a 'white man's government' -- Reconciliation -- Civil rights -- Mutual concessions, mutual hostilities -- Andy's swing around the circle -- Resistance -- Tenure of office -- A revolutionary period -- The Rubicon is crossed -- The president's message -- A blundering, roaring Lear -- Striking at a king -- Impeachment -- The high court of impeachment -- All the president's men -- The trial, first rounds -- The trial -- The beginning of the end -- Cankered and crude -- Point-blank lying -- The crowning struggle -- The cease of majesty -- Let us have peace -- Human rights.|
|Summary, etc.:||"When Lincoln was assassinated and Andrew Johnson became President, a fraught time in America became perilous. Congress was divided over how Reconstruction should be accomplished and the question of black suffrage. The South roiled with violence, lawlessness, and efforts to preserve the pre-Civil War society. Andrew Johnson--chosen as Vice President for electability, because he was a Southern Democrat--had no interest in following Lincoln's agenda. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson pardoned the rebel states and their leaders, opposed black suffrage, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. Congress decided to take action against a President who acted like a king. With extensive research and profound insights, Brenda Wineapple makes this overlooked historical period come alive with important new insights. The impeachment--the first in American history--was the last-ditch, patriotic effort make the goals of the Civil War a reality, and to make the Union one again"--|
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|Subject:||United States Politics and government 1865-1869
Johnson, Andrew 1808-1875 Impeachment
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