Edward O. Frantz's A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents 1865-1881 PDF

By Edward O. Frantz

ISBN-10: 1444339281

ISBN-13: 9781444339284

A significant other to Reconstruction Presidents presents a sequence of unique essays that discover various very important matters, subject matters, 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, furnish, and Hayes in a single volume
  • Features contributions from most sensible historians and presidential scholars
  • Approaches the learn of those presidents from a historiographical perspective
  • Key subject matters comprise each one president’s political profession; overseas coverage; family coverage; army heritage; and social context in their phrases in office

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This seething anger was made all the more public in his veto of the Civil Rights Bill: another piece of legislation authored by moderates with broad support within the party. In the note he attached to his veto, Johnson argued that the bill was, again, a federal overreach and an attack on the constitutional powers of states. But more than this, Johnson believed that the legislation would place African Americans in a privileged position, subject to federal protections not offered to other groups in American society.

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The first group, which Morris called “mythmakers,” believed that Johnson was Lincoln’s personal preference and the president worked for this nomination because Johnson had more moderate views than Hamlin, who seemed to be leaning more and more to the Radicals. 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.

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