Andrew Johnson: A Bibliography

Andrew Johnson: A Bibliography

by Richard B. McCaslin
     
 

Andrew Johnson remains a paradox to those who study the controversial era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The effort to understand Johnson has produced a tremendous outpouring of works that provide fascinating perspectives on one of our most contradictory chief executives. Many scholars condemn him for his actions; others compare him favorably to other

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Andrew Johnson remains a paradox to those who study the controversial era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The effort to understand Johnson has produced a tremendous outpouring of works that provide fascinating perspectives on one of our most contradictory chief executives. Many scholars condemn him for his actions; others compare him favorably to other presidents. The resulting body of scholarly writing has been enriched by the debate. This volume provides the first systematic, thorough bibliography on the contradictory mass of material, both primary and secondary, on Johnson.

Following a short chronology of Johnson's life, the volume opens with chapters on manuscript and archival resources and the writings of Andrew Johnson. Chapter 3 covers biographical publications, and the next seven chapters cover different periods in his life from childhood to his post-presidential career. The final chapters are devoted to Johnson's associates, his personal life, historiographical materials, and iconography. A separate section covers periodicals, and the work concludes with author and subject indexes.

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A listing of 2,025 briefly annotated sources painstakingly arranged into 14 main sections covering manuscript and archival resources; biographical publications; writings on Johnson's political associates, and on his personal life; historiographical materials; iconography; and his personal writings. Works on specific periods of his life are divided into seven sections, from childhood to his post-presidential career. Includes a 14-page chronology of Johnson's life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313281754
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Bibliographies of the Presidents of the United States Series, #17
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD B. McCASLIN is assistant professor of history at High Point University. He is assistant editor of volume 8 and associate editor of volume 9 of The Papers of Andrew Johnson (1989, 1991) and the author of Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of South Carolina in the Civil War (forthcoming) and Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas October 1962 (forthcoming).

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