By Edward O. Frantz
A significant other to Reconstruction Presidents presents a sequence of unique essays that discover quite a few vital matters, issues, and debates linked to the presidencies of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. provide, and Rutherford B. Hayes.
- Represents the 1st entire examine the presidencies of Johnson, supply, and Hayes in a single volume
- Features contributions from best historians and presidential scholars
- Approaches the examine of those presidents from a historiographical perspective
- Key subject matters contain each one president’s political profession; overseas coverage; family coverage; army background; and social context in their phrases in office
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The nation had come to see him as a symbol of an era many would like to forget. His obituary claimed that his greatest misfortune, and the nation’s, was the moment he became president (New York Times, 1 August 1875). The other reason why Johnson’s time in office remains so hotly debated is because of the very partisan feeling which he himself encouraged. In the decades following the end of Reconstruction, Johnson became a talisman for historians who saw both his rise and fall as emblematic of the radical determination to punish a benighted South after the Civil War.
Bonded along with his brother, William, to a wealthier family and later apprenticed to a local tailor in Raleigh, Andrew’s experience as an apprentice left a lasting mark. It would drive him in all things, but it would leave an especially deep imprint on his political philosophy. Johnson learned to read and write while an apprentice, while at the same time developing an abiding envy of those for whom wealth and education came easy. Living much of his early life a long way from personal independence, Johnson would also come to see slavery as an institution which prevented men like himself from 26 e r i k m at h i s e n rising on the strength of their own ambitions.
A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents 1865-1881 by Edward O. Frantz