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Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction

Mathisen, Erik (2014) Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction. In: Frantz, Edward, ed. A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents, 1865-1881. Wiley, pp. 24-41. ISBN 978-1-4443-3928-4. (doi:10.1002/9781118607879.ch2) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:69580)

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Andrew Johnson's presidency remains the most controversial in American history. This essay seeks to place Johnson and his time in office into context, looking both to the circumstances of his Reconstruction policies and the often contentious historiography which has developed since his presidency. At the heart of the piece is the question of how Johnson, a man with impeccable Unionist credentials, could expend so much good will in such a short period of time, losing his party and his office in the process.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/9781118607879.ch2
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Erik Mathisen
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 15:06 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 04:10 UTC
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