The impeachers : the trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation
by Wineapple, Brenda (Author)
"When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice-President Andrew Johnson became 'the Accidental President,' it was a dangerous time in America. Congress was divided over how the Union should be reunited: when and how the secessionist South should regain full status, whether former Confederates shoul... Full description
- Part one: Battle lines of peace. Mars ; Magnificent intentions ; The accidental president ; Moses ; The South victorious ; Not a "white man's government" ; Reconciliation ; Civil rights ; Mutual concessions, mutual hostilities ; Andy's swing around the circle ; Resistance
- Part two: Impeachment. Tenure of office ; A revolutionary period ; The Rubicon is crossed ; The president's message ; A blundering, roaring Lear ; Striking at a king ; Impeachment ; The high court of impeachment ; All the president's men ; The trial, first rounds ; The trial ; The beginning of the end
- Part three: Verdict. Cankered and crude ; Point-blank lying ; The crowning struggle ; The cease of majesty ; Let us have peace
- Part four: Denouement. Human rights.