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The Resource The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine

The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine

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The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Title
The failed promise
Title remainder
Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Levine
Title variation
Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The absorbing narrative of Frederick Douglass's heated struggle with President Andrew Johnson reveals a new perspective on Reconstruction's demise. When Andrew Johnson rose to the presidency after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, African Americans were optimistic that Johnson would pursue aggressive federal policies for Black equality. Just a year earlier, Johnson had cast himself as a "Moses" for the Black community. Frederick Douglass, the country's most influential Black leader, increasingly doubted the president was sincere in supporting Black citizenship. In a dramatic meeting between Johnson and a Black delegation at the White House, the president and Douglass came to verbal blows over the fate of Reconstruction. Their animosity only grew as Johnson sought to undermine Reconstruction and conciliate leaders of the former Confederate states. Robert S. Levine grippingly recounts the conflicts that led to Johnson's impeachment from the perspective of Douglass and the wider Black community. In counterpointing the lives and careers of Douglass and Johnson, Levine offers a fresh vision of the lost promise and dire failure of Reconstruction"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Robert S.
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.L683 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Lincoln's Second Inauguration -- Southern Unionist -- The Mission of the War -- "Abraham Lincoln Dies, the Republic Lives" -- "There Is No Such Thing as Reconstruction" -- A Moses in the White House -- The Black Delegation Visits a Moses of Their People -- The President's Riots -- Shadowing Johnson, Defying the Loyalists -- Sources of Danger to the Republic -- A Job Offer -- The Trials of Impeachment -- "Demented Moses of Tennessee" -- Epilogue: "We Have a Fight on Our Hands"
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781324004752
Lccn
2021005132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030697681
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1196176915
  • (OCoLC)1196176915
Label
The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Lincoln's Second Inauguration -- Southern Unionist -- The Mission of the War -- "Abraham Lincoln Dies, the Republic Lives" -- "There Is No Such Thing as Reconstruction" -- A Moses in the White House -- The Black Delegation Visits a Moses of Their People -- The President's Riots -- Shadowing Johnson, Defying the Loyalists -- Sources of Danger to the Republic -- A Job Offer -- The Trials of Impeachment -- "Demented Moses of Tennessee" -- Epilogue: "We Have a Fight on Our Hands"
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781324004752
Lccn
2021005132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030697681
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1196176915
  • (OCoLC)1196176915

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