Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
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Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction

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An essential work on the Civil War period, this classic of Reconstruction scholarship challenges the longstanding myth of Andrew Johnson as misunderstood statesman, revealing him as a small-minded, vindictive, and stubborn man, whose rigid determination to defy Northern majority opinion thwarted the post-war reunion of North and South.show more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 134.1 x 202.2 x 28.4mm | 517.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195057074
  • 9780195057072

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'A contribution of prime importance to the reviving study of the Reconstruction period. Among its merits are its originality in reshaping old problems, its imaginative use of analogy and comparative history, and its disciplined respect for the chronological order of events, ideas, hopes, and despairs ... These merits along with others should win a warm reception for this book.' New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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