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Freedom and Ballgowns: Elizabeth Keckley'S Executive Domesticity

Katherine Adams

in Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336801
eISBN:
9780199868360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336801.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868), the ... More


The Liberal Republican Dilemma over Reconstruction, 1865–1868

Andrew L. Slap

in The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the liberal republicans' goals for Reconstruction—restoring republican government, incorporating freed slaves into Southern society with basic ... More


“How Mysterious Are the Ways of Providence”: Civilian Attitudes toward the Assassination of Lincoln

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Lincoln's assassination silenced any leanings toward leniency toward the South. In sermons delivered on Easter Sunday and in the weeks after the murder, ministers called for harsh punishment of Rebel ... More


Andrew Johnson and the End of Confiscation

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The succession of Andrew Johnson to the presidency in April 1865 produced a shift in the enforcement of the confiscation acts. Lincoln had implemented the acts conservatively with the willing ... More


Shapings in the Postwar Years

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the implications of Abraham Lincoln's death to the Reconstruction era. He was not able to fulfill his own reconstruction plan while he lived, as it was evident in his last ... More


Loyalty Under Fire

Erik Mathisen

in The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636320
eISBN:
9781469636344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636320.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the middle stages of the Civil War, few members of Congress had become more forthright in the defense of the nation-state’s power, or more determined to fuse loyalty with citizenship, than Andrew ... More


Unmindful of the High Duties: Andrew Johnson

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Reconstruction occurred on a blank constitutional slate. President Andrew Johnson’s rigid character and outdated values adversely affected the nation’s approach to it. After following Abraham ... More


Reconstruction: Andrew Johnson’s Politics of Obstruction

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

in Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Andrew Johnson is generally regarded as one of America's worst Presidents. His major legislative initiatives were defeated and his vetoes overridden. He was a pariah within his own party. Even his ... More


Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Robert Tracy McKenzie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the story of a bitterly divided Southern community during the American Civil War. Knoxville was the commercial center of East Tennessee, a prosperous mixed-farming area little reliant on ... More


Fighting the Tide, April 1866–December 1868

Elizabeth D. Leonard

in Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835005
eISBN:
9781469602738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869383_leonard.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the heavily Republican Thirty-ninth Congress's vote to override Andrew Johnson's veto of the Civil Rights Bill. In doing so, the legislators signaled their growing ... More


Andrew Johnson

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, one of only two presidents to be impeached due to his sabotage of congressional Reconstruction. Johnson began his political career as a Jacksonian ... More


Restoration, 1865–1866

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ebb and flow of Unionism in the south. It analyzes President Andrew Johnson's pardoning policy; southern movements aimed at rebuilding white militia to keep order and hold ... More


The Grant Years, Retirement, and Beyond, January 1869–August 1894

Elizabeth D. Leonard

in Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835005
eISBN:
9781469602738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869383_leonard.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Holt eagerly anticipated Andrew Johnson's departure from the Executive Mansion. He hoped, too, that, as president, Ulysses Grant might once again prove “strong enough to ... More


Avenging Angel

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's efforts to implicate Confederate officials—and to demonize the entire South—in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The military trial ... More


The Trojan Horse

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's surreptitious moves that it seems undermined Andrew Johnson's presidency. It begins by discussing the New Orleans riot and its impact on Johnson's ... More


Possession and Dispossession

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers issues relating to possessions at the end of the Civil War. After the Civil War, former slaves and Northerners both expected some redistribution of the defeated rebels ... More


The Ku-Klux in the National Press

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Northern newspapers used the Klan to talk about the nature of citizenship, the expansion of the state, and their anxieties that the individual was subject to manipulation by an increasingly robust ... More


End of the Tether

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines President Andrew Johnson's controversial attempt to remove Edwin M. Stanton as secretary of the War Department. Even as he declined Johnson's request to resign, Stanton must ... More


Seward and Empire, 1865–1869

Joseph A. Fry

in Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177120
eISBN:
9780813177137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177120.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Seward’s final four years as secretary of state during the Johnson administration, following Lincoln’s death. Sustaining the policy of diplomatic pressure, but disdaining ... More


Postlude: Reconstructions in Analysis

Christina Zwarg

in The Archive of Fear: White Crisis and Black Freedom in Douglass, Stowe, and Du Bois

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198866299
eISBN:
9780191898457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866299.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Du Bois borrows the idea of the interrupted lecture to develop his case study of Andrew Johnson in Black Reconstruction. Johnson represents the type of man that John Brown did not expect to find in ... More


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