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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 finished examine the presidencies of Johnson, supply, and Hayes in a single volume
  • Features contributions from most sensible historians and presidential scholars
  • Approaches the examine of those presidents from a historiographical perspective
  • Key issues comprise each one president’s political occupation; overseas coverage; household coverage; army heritage; and social context in their phrases in office

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Further, as a War Democrat from a border state, he increased the appeal of the party ticket beyond Republicans. It is clear that the party was trying to gain more votes in 1864, both nationally and among Democrats disgruntled with their own party, because the Republicans changed their name to the National Union Party. Those historians who analyzed the issue were most often provoked by the question of to what extent Abraham Lincoln was actively involved in the selection of Johnson as vice president in 1864, replacing the incumbent Hannibal Hamlin.

By also showing little interest in black civic rights and by effectively bringing back into power many of those who had perpetrated secession, Johnson was all but daring more radical members of the Republican Party to act. He was also creating a vacuum where unclear policies were being 36 e r i k m at h i s e n interpreted by people in a variety of contexts, often leading to violence. A perfect example of this was the furor generated by Johnson’s provisional governors, over the rumored insurrection of freedpeople at the end of 1865.

T. (1985) Nashville, the Occupied City: The First Seventeen Months, February 16, 1862, to June 30, 1863. Tennessee Historical Society. T. (1987) Reluctant Partners: Nashville and the Union, July 1, 1863, to June 30, 1865. Tennessee Historical Society. E. (1995) “The Making of a Myth: Lincoln and the VicePresidential Nomination in 1864,” Civil War History 41: 273–290. Gordon-Reed, A. (2011) Andrew Johnson. Henry Holt. P. (1960) “Andrew Johnson and the Coming of the War,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 19: 208–221.

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