New PDF release: A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents 1865-1881

By Edward O. Frantz

ISBN-10: 1444339281

ISBN-13: 9781444339284

A significant other to Reconstruction Presidents presents a sequence of unique essays that discover quite a few very important concerns, topics, and debates linked to the presidencies of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. provide, and Rutherford B. Hayes.

  • Represents the 1st complete examine the presidencies of Johnson, furnish, and Hayes in a single volume
  • Features contributions from most sensible historians and presidential scholars
  • Approaches the research of those presidents from a historiographical perspective
  • Key subject matters contain each one president’s political profession; international coverage; family coverage; army heritage; and social context in their phrases in office

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H. (2011) Andrew Johnson’s Civil War and Reconstruction. University of Tennessee Press. W. (1989) Andrew Johnson and the Negro. University of Tennessee Press. C. (1956) “Sherman’s Logistics and Andrew Johnson,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 15: 195–215. R. (1960) “Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation in the Sectional Crisis of 1859–1860,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 19: 348–371. M. (1929) “First Administration of Governor Andrew Johnson,” East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 1: 43–59.

This was evidently the contemporary viewpoint. Later in the nineteenth century, ­especially about the time of the publication of the multi-volume Lincoln biography by his former secretaries John Nicolay and John Hay, the “debunkers,” evidently influenced by the Radical Republicans’ split with Johnson, portrayed Lincoln as neutral about the vice-presidential selection. The third group, the “realists,” in the period before 1969 came to a compromise ­position depicting Lincoln selecting Johnson because of his appeal as a ­popular War Democrat rather than because of his Reconstruction opinions.

Schroeder-lein Paul H. Bergeron, in the previously discussed Andrew Johnson’s Civil War and Reconstruction, believed that Lincoln was actively involved in searching for a replacement for Hamlin before the convention. Lincoln had a good relationship with Johnson as military governor, so the choice of Johnson was logical. It is clear that historians have not yet found conclusive evidence about Lincoln’s involvement in the search for a vice-presidential candidate in 1864. Nevertheless, Johnson was selected and elected with Lincoln.

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