The Resource Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed

Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed

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Andrew Johnson
Title
Andrew Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Annette Gordon-Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: 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
Member of
Title
Andrew Johnson
Creator
Summary
A portrait of America's seventeenth president describes Andrew Johnson's failed efforts to bring about reconciliation following the Civil War, the antagonism of congressional leaders who sought his impeachment, and his legacy for the present
Subject
Member of
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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238035
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.8/1092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E667
LC item number
.G67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidents series
Target audience
adult
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the 17th president, 1865-1869
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the 17th president, 1865-1869
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Annette Gordon-Reed
Label
Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-155) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's note -- Introduction: True index of his heart -- 1: Tailor's apprentice -- 2: Ascent -- 3: Governor and Senator Johnson -- 4: Disunion -- 5: From military governor to vice president -- 6: Mr President -- 7: President obstructs -- 8: Impeachment -- Epilogue: Aftermath -- Notes -- Milestones -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
18868086
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 166 pages
Isbn
9780805069488
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010032595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
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18868086
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn154806758
  • (OCoLC)154806758

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