1866: The Critical Year Revisited

By: Patrick W. Riddleberger

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Beginning with an account of presidential reconstruction under Lincoln and Johnson and the growing opposition to Johnson s policies, Riddleberger moves to a discussion of the Thirty-ninth Congress in December 1865 and the decision of that body to challenge Johnson s program in order to share in if not dominate the process of reconstruction. The election of 1866, possibly the most important nonpresidential election in our history, brought overwhelming defeat for the Johnson forces and cleared the way for congressional reconstruction of 1867.

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 revisionist historians make this book a solid contribution to the increasingly sympathetic reappraisal of the presidency of Andrew Johnson."

Title: 1866: The Critical Year Revisited

Author Name: Patrick W. Riddleberger

Categories: History & Cultural Studies,

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press:

ISBN Number: 0809309041

ISBN Number 13: 9780809309047

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: SKU1043177