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The Resource The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine

The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine

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The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Title
The failed promise
Title remainder
Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Levine
Title variation
Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
Robert S. Levine foregrounds the viewpoints of Black Americans on Reconstruction in his absorbing account of the struggle between the great orator Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson. When Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the country was on the precipice of radical change. Johnson, seemingly more progressive than Lincoln, looked like the ideal person to lead the country. He had already cast himself as a "Moses" for the Black community, and African Americans were optimistic that he would pursue aggressive federal policies for Black equality. Despite this early promise, Frederick Douglass, the country's most influential Black leader, soon grew disillusioned with Johnson's policies and increasingly doubted the president was sincere in supporting Black citizenship. In a dramatic and pivotal meeting between Johnson and a Black delegation at the White House, the president and Douglass came to verbal blows over the course of Reconstruction. As he lectured across the country, Douglass continued to attack Johnson's policies, while raising questions about the Radical Republicans' hesitancy to grant African Americans the vote. Johnson meanwhile kept his eye on Douglass, eventually making a surprising effort to appoint him to a key position in his administration. Levine grippingly portrays the conflicts that brought Douglass and the wider Black community to reject Johnson and call for a guilty verdict in his impeachment trial. He brings fresh insight by turning to letters between Douglass and his sons, speeches by Douglass and other major Black figures like Frances E. W. Harper, and articles and letters in the Christian Recorder, the most important African American newspaper of the time. In counterpointing the lives and careers of Douglass and Johnson, Levine offers a distinctive vision of the lost promise and dire failure of Reconstruction, the effects of which still reverberate today
Biography type
contains biographical information
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TEFOD
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1953-
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Levine, Robert S.
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.L683 2021eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Impeachments
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource
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Isbn
9781324004769
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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ilustrations
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3b986011-6175-42aa-932c-e2c94186c2ec
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  • (OCoLC)1265040866
  • (OCoLC)on1265040866
Label
The failed promise : Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Robert S. Levine
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781324004769
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ilustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3b986011-6175-42aa-932c-e2c94186c2ec
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1265040866
  • (OCoLC)on1265040866

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