By A. J. Langguth
A super evocation of the post-Civil struggle period through the acclaimed writer of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the tale of the Reconstruction, which set again black american citizens and remoted the South for a century.
With Lincoln’s assassination, his “team of rivals,” in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s word, was once left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave proprietor from Tennessee, used to be challenged by way of Northern Congressmen, Radical Republicans led by way of Thaddeus Stephens and Charles Sumner, who desired to punish the defeated South. while Johnson’s rules placated the rebels on the price of the black freed males, radicals in the home impeached him for attempting to hearth Secretary of warfare Edwin Stanton. Johnson used to be kept from removing by means of one vote within the Senate trial, presided over through Salmon Chase. Even William Seward, Lincoln’s closest best friend in his cupboard, looked as if it would waver.
By the 1868 election, united Republicans nominated Ulysses furnish, Lincoln's successful Union basic. The evening of his victory, provide lamented to his spouse, “I’m afraid I’m elected.” His makes an attempt to reconcile Southerners with the Union and to quash the emerging Ku Klux Klan have been undercut via post-war greed and corruption in the course of his terms.
Reconstruction died unofficially in 1887 while Republican Rutherford Hayes joined with the Democrats in a deal that got rid of the final federal troops from South Carolina and Louisiana. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed a invoice with protections first proposed in 1872 by means of the novel Senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner.
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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace by A. J. Langguth