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The impeachers : the of trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation / Brenda Wineapple.

Author/Creator:
Wineapple, Brenda author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Random House, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xxix, 543 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Impeachment.
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1869.
Impeachments.
Politics and government.
United States.
Local subjects:
United States.
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
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
All the president's men
The trial, first round
The trial
The beginning of the end
Cankered and crude
The demented Moses of Tennessee
The crowning struggle
The cease of majesty
Let us have peace
Human rights.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-514) and index.
ISBN:
9780812998368
0812998367
9780812998375
OCLC:
1050280061
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