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[Reading] ➹ The Impeachers By Brenda Wineapple – American-fiction.co America's first presidential impeachment A prize winning author tells the story of the efforts by heroic citizens to preserve the victories of the Civil War by removing a bigoted president who ruled aAmerica's first presidential impeachment A prize winning author tells the story of the efforts by heroic citizens to preserve the victories of the Civil War by removing a bigoted president who ruled as if he were kingWhen Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice President Andrew Johnson became the Accidental President it was a dangerous time in America Congress was divided over how the Union should be reunited when and how the secessionist South should regain full status whether former Confederates should be punished and when and whether black men should be given the vote Devastated by war and.

Resorting to violence many white Southerners hoped to restore a pre Civil War society just without slavery and the pugnacious Andrew Johnson who was no Lincoln seemed to share their goals With the unchecked power of executive orders Johnson ignored Congress pardoned rebel leaders promoted white supremacy opposed civil rights and called Reconstruction unnecessary Congress had to stop the American president who acted like a kingWith her extensive research and profound insights Brenda Wineapple dramatically restores this pivotal period in American history when the country on the heels of a brutal.

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Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ Brenda Wineapple is the author of the award winning Hawthorne A Life Genêt A Biography of Janet Flanner and Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein Her essays articles and reviews have appeared in many publications among them The American Scholar The New York Times Book Review Parnassus Poetry and The Nation A Guggenheim fellow a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies an

impeachers ebok The Impeachers MOBIResorting to violence many white Southerners hoped to restore a pre Civil War society just without slavery and the pugnacious Andrew Johnson who was no Lincoln seemed to share their goals With the unchecked power of executive orders Johnson ignored Congress pardoned rebel leaders promoted white supremacy opposed civil rights and called Reconstruction unnecessary Congress had to stop the American president who acted like a kingWith her extensive research and profound insights Brenda Wineapple dramatically restores this pivotal period in American history when the country on the heels of a brutal.

10 thoughts on “The Impeachers

  1. Louise Louise says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBINow I know why the impeachment of Andrew Johnson was not taught in my high school Not only is the story too complex for the rote instruction of the time it was also a time when curriculum never included uncomfortable truthsAuthor Brenda Wineapple shows Andrew Johnson’s determination to undo the Union victory He uickly pardoned prominent Confederate warmongers and appointed them to positions of authority No dog whistles for Johnson His racistwhite supremacist speeches make you cringe but they aroused his supporters leading to murders of crowds of unarmed blacks Massacres in Memphis and New Orleans made national news but there were countless others Johnson defunded the Freeman’s Bureau and restored confiscated lands to agitators all the while ignoring


  2. Matt Matt says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBIWith all the talk of impeachment coming out of Washington I thought it a convenient time to read Brenda Wineapple’s comprehensive book about the trial Andrew Johnson faced in the US Senate in 1868 Full of great detail and a narrative that takes the reader through the process Wineapple provides the reader with a great primer for what may be a prickly endeavour if used again in the near future The American state was extremely divided in the mid 19th century a period of civil and social unrest where the Southern states declared their desire to leave the Union What followed is likely well known to many with a basic understanding of the American Civil War culminating in the South losing and Lincoln’s assassination Thereafter an odd collection of events befell the newly exhausted loosely United States with the recen


  3. Jean Jean says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBINow that the congress is conducting an impeachment investigation of Trump I thought it would be a good idea to read about Johnson’s impeachment trial Wineapple recounts the struggle over the implication of the Civil War amid the impeachment of an erratic presidentThe book is well written and researched Andrew Johnson 1808 1875 was a Southern Democrat born in North Carolina He wanted to return the South to the way it was prior to the War He had lenient reconstruction policies toward the South and he vetoed the Reconstruction Act He started his political career in the Tennessee legislature In 1843 he was elected to the US House of Representatives from Tennessee Wineapple discusses Johnson’s presidency


  4. Christopher Saunders Christopher Saunders says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBIEngaging account of Andrew Johnson's disastrous presidency centering on Congress's failed efforts to impeach him Wineapple knows this period and these personages well having covered them in previous works like Ecstatic Nation and does an excellent job crafting the rush of Reconstruction figures into a cohesive narrative Johnson taking office after Lincoln's assassination suandered an initial outburst of goodwill as his plans for Reconstructing the S


  5. Raymond Raymond says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBI Impeachment put the President on noticeI heard the author give a talk to the US Capitol Historical Society in May 2019 about this book Her talk was fascinating and it prompted me to buy the book however I did not decide to read it until the current impeachment inuiry began I wanted some historical context Wineapple's book tells the story of the first pre


  6. Donald Powell Donald Powell says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBIThis was a fun page turner that revealed real detailed history She writes with an angle from current times but explains as best the record will permit the motivations manipulations and goals of many players This may become a definitive work on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson I have read several books from this era and learned a way of seeing some of the players from a deeper perspective and


  7. Eric_W Eric_W says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBIThe 13th amendment had some unintended conseuences One was the abolition of the 35ths rule that counted slaves as only 35ths of a person for representation That meant that when and if the southern states were readmitted to the union they instantly gained 20 representatives and the opportunity to win back everything they had lost during the war Already former slave owners a


  8. Kara Babcock Kara Babcock says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBII grew up in the ’90s and I vaguely remember on TV when I was a kid some kind of scandal involving this guy named Bill Clinton whom I knew as the President of the United States The word impeachment kept getting thrown around but of course I didn’t really know what that meant Fast forward 20 years and the word has resurfaced as a possible fate for the current President Donald Trump—and this time I knew what the word meant but I didn’t really understand what impeachment entails So Brenda Wineapple’s book on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson came into my life at an opportune time The Impeachers explains the nature of presidential impeachment through a case study of one of the only two presidents ever to be impeached However it is mu


  9. Casey Wheeler Casey Wheeler says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBIThis book is well written and researched I have read about the presidency of Andrew Johnson but this is the first that goes into detail about his impeachment It is well a well known fact that Andrew Johnson was not one of the better Presidents that we have had lead our nation He worked to overturn many of the intended conseuences as a result of the southern states losing the Civ


  10. Pamela Pamela says:

    Kindle The Impeachers eBook ¶ æ american fiction.co æ impeachers ebok, The Impeachers MOBIBrenda Wineapple does a very good job of setting the stage so to speak for what led up to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson by giving a detailed background of his actions and views that caused so many members of the Senate to despise him and wish to remove him from office Long before we get to the impeachment process itself the reader may find his or herself agreeing heartily that Johnson definitely needs to go and wondering how he ever got there in the first place After all he was and remained a Democrat in a Republican administration a slave owner until the Emancipation Proclamation and a believer in white supremacy And yetit turns out that other hands were not uite so clean and pure as one would have thought either There is a lot to be learned in The Impeachers The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation Many of the Congressmen involved even some of the abolitionist


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