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The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple (review)

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple... movement. He beseeches historians to retire Eric Foner’s “unfinished rev - olution” narrative because it implies continuity between the Second and Third upheavals and has the effect of sweetening the bitter assessment Downs makes of the former. To portray Reconstruction as the “unfinished revolution” seems to mirror Lincoln “whitewashing” the Civil War as a “new birth of freedom.” In closing, Downs summons readers to raise the banner for a Fourth Republic, which may cause some to wonder if his les- sons of American failure presented here will inspire more resignation than hope—that essential ingredient to change of any kind. Don H. Doyle notes 1. Edward Bartlett Rugemer, The Problem of Emancipation: The Caribbean Roots of the American Civil War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008). don h. doyle, McCausland Professor of History Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, is the author of The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War (Basic Books, 2015) and is currently writing an international history of the Reconstruction era. The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation. By Brenda Wineapple. (New York: Random House, 2019. Pp. 576. Cloth, $32.00; paper, $20.00.) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 10 (3) – Aug 28, 2020

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Abstract

movement. He beseeches historians to retire Eric Foner’s “unfinished rev - olution” narrative because it implies continuity between the Second and Third upheavals and has the effect of sweetening the bitter assessment Downs makes of the former. To portray Reconstruction as the “unfinished revolution” seems to mirror Lincoln “whitewashing” the Civil War as a “new birth of freedom.” In closing, Downs summons readers to raise the banner for a Fourth Republic, which may cause some to wonder if his les- sons of American failure presented here will inspire more resignation than hope—that essential ingredient to change of any kind. Don H. Doyle notes 1. Edward Bartlett Rugemer, The Problem of Emancipation: The Caribbean Roots of the American Civil War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008). don h. doyle, McCausland Professor of History Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, is the author of The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War (Basic Books, 2015) and is currently writing an international history of the Reconstruction era. The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation. By Brenda Wineapple. (New York: Random House, 2019. Pp. 576. Cloth, $32.00; paper, $20.00.)

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 28, 2020

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