Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
Author : Annette Gordon-Reed
Publisher : Macmillan
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2011-01-18
ISBN 10 : 1429924616
ISBN 13 : 9781429924610
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andrew Johnson Book Description:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office. Johnson faced a nearly impossible task—to succeed America's greatest chief executive, to bind the nation's wounds after the Civil War, and to work with a Congress controlled by the so-called Radical Republicans. Annette Gordon-Reed, one of America's leading historians of slavery, shows how ill-suited Johnson was for this daunting task. His vision of reconciliation abandoned the millions of former slaves (for whom he felt undisguised contempt) and antagonized congressional leaders, who tried to limit his powers and eventually impeached him. The climax of Johnson's presidency was his trial in the Senate and his acquittal by a single vote, which Gordon-Reed recounts with drama and palpable tension. Despite his victory, Johnson's term in office was a crucial missed opportunity; he failed the country at a pivotal moment, leaving America with problems that we are still trying to solve.


RELATED BOOKS:
Andrew Johnson
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Annette Gordon-Reed
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-18 - Publisher: Macmillan

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the
Andrew Johnson
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Hans L. Trefousse
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-12 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Reconsiders the personality and the presidency of the only president to have been impeached, finding his failures due largely to an outdated, mythical view of America
The Swing Around the Circle
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Garry Boulard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: iUniverse

In 1866, President Andrew Johnson was trying to find solutions to a bewildering array of immediate post-Civil War challenges: what to do about the recently liberated slaves, how to bring the South back into the Union, whether or not former members of the Confederacy should be pardoned and forgiven for
The Papers of Andrew Johnson
Language: en
Pages: 944
Authors: Andrew Johnson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986-03 - Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

Books about The Papers of Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein, Richard Zuczek
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This A–Z encyclopedia provides carefully selected entries covering the people, events, and concepts relevant to Andrew Johnson's life. * More than 350 entries cover the five decades of Andrew Johnson's successful career, from 1828–1875 * Selected original documents include the Articles of Impeachment, speeches, proclamations, vetoes, and letters