The Critical Year Revisited, 1866

The Critical Year Revisited, 1866

by Patrick W. Riddleberger
     
 

Originally published in 1979 by the Southern Illinois University Press, this volume is a narrative and interpretive account of the struggle between President Andrew Johnson and Congress over the nature of the Constitution and the Union, the meaning of Black freedom, and reconstruction policy during a crucial time in the early post-Civil War era. Written for both

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Originally published in 1979 by the Southern Illinois University Press, this volume is a narrative and interpretive account of the struggle between President Andrew Johnson and Congress over the nature of the Constitution and the Union, the meaning of Black freedom, and reconstruction policy during a crucial time in the early post-Civil War era. Written for both the specialist and the general reader in Reconstruction history, Riddleberger's clear narrative of national politics in 1866 and his synthesis and criticism of Beale's work and the works of such revisionist historians as Eric McKitrick, Lawanda and John Cox, W.R. Brock, and Stanley Coben make this book a solid contribution to the current reappraisal of the presidency of Andrew Johnson and the events of that critical year.

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Harold M. Hyman
...a fresh...assembly of the historical facts...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819142399
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/28/1984
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Irving Dilliard
...a fresh...assembly of the historical facts...
— Harold M. Hyman, Center for the History of Leadership Institutions, Rice University

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Patrick W. Riddleberger is Professor of History, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

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