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The Resource Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed

Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed

Label
Andrew Johnson
Title
Andrew Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Annette Gordon-Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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, a leading historian of slavery, shows how ill-suited Johnson was. His vision of reconciliation abandoned the 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 and his acquittal by a single vote, which Gordon-Reed recounts with drama. Despite his victory, Johnson's term in office was a missed opportunity; he failed the country at a pivotal moment, leaving America with problems that we are still trying to solve
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon-Reed, Annette
Dewey number
  • 973.8/1092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 14-18
LC call number
E667
LC item number
.G67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "The true index of his heart" -- The tailor's apprentice -- Ascent -- Governor and Senator Johnson -- Disunion -- From military governor to vice president -- Mr. President -- The president obstructs -- Impeachment -- Epilogue: The aftermath
Control code
ocn154806758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 166 pages
Isbn
9780805069488
Lccn
2010032595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805069488
  • (OCoLC)154806758
Label
Andrew Johnson, Annette Gordon-Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "The true index of his heart" -- The tailor's apprentice -- Ascent -- Governor and Senator Johnson -- Disunion -- From military governor to vice president -- Mr. President -- The president obstructs -- Impeachment -- Epilogue: The aftermath
Control code
ocn154806758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 166 pages
Isbn
9780805069488
Lccn
2010032595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805069488
  • (OCoLC)154806758

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