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The Resource The Impeachers, Brenda Wineapple, (electronic resource)

The Impeachers, Brenda Wineapple, (electronic resource)

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The Impeachers
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The Impeachers
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Brenda Wineapple
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eng
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"This absorbing and important book recounts the titanic struggle over the implications of the Civil War amid the impeachment of a defiant and temperamentally erratic American president."—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice-President Andrew Johnson became "the Accidental President," it was a dangerous time in America. Congress was divided over how the Union should be reunited: when and how the secessionist South should regain full status, whether former Confederates should be punished, and when and whether black men should be given the vote. Devastated by war and resorting to violence, many white Southerners hoped to restore a pre–Civil War society, if without slavery, and the pugnacious Andrew Johnson seemed to share their goals. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson ignored Congress, pardoned rebel leaders, promoted white supremacy, opposed civil rights, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. It fell to Congress to stop the American president who acted like a king. With profound insights and making use of extensive research, Brenda Wineapple dramatically evokes this pivotal period in American history, when the country was rocked by the first-ever impeachment of a sitting American president. And she brings to vivid life the extraordinary characters who brought that impeachment forward: the willful Johnson and his retinue of advocates—including complicated men like Secretary of State William Seward—as well as the equally complicated visionaries committed to justice and equality for all, like Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, and Ulysses S. Grant. Theirs was a last-ditch, patriotic, and Constitutional effort to render the goals of the Civil War into reality and to make the Union free, fair, and whole. Advance praise for The Impeachers "In this superbly lyrical work, Brenda Wineapple has plugged a glaring hole in our historical memory through her vivid and sweeping portrayal of President Andrew Johnson's 1868 impeachment. She serves up not simply food for thought, but a veritable feast of observations on that most trying decision for a democracy: whether to oust a sitting president. Teeming with fiery passions and unforgettable characters, The Impeachers will be devoured by contemporary readers seeking enlightenment on this issue. A landmark study" —Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Grant
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An account of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson shares insights into the 17th President's disregard of Congress, opposition to civil rights and anti-Reconstruction stance, exploring the roles of such impeachment contributors as Ulysses S. Grant and Thaddeus Stevens
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New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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Wineapple, Brenda
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973.81092
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non fiction
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
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adult
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the of trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation
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The Impeachers, Brenda Wineapple, (electronic resource)
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9780812998375
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The Impeachers, Brenda Wineapple, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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online
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9780812998375
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a26c577f-5bea-492d-990f-ea2da47c00a6
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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