Andrew Johnson: Plebeian and Patriot

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Abolitionists, in Tenn.,16; admire J.,72,133; honesty of,162; attack Lincoln,158
Adams, C. F., on J.,173; negotiates for settlement of Alabama claims, 462
Adams, President, relations with J., 44-46
Address of December14,1860,163
Aiken, J. F., defeated by J.,42
Alaska, purchase of,460
Aldrich, Charles, hears J.'s Union speech,185
Alta Vela affair,433
Aimes, Oakes, and Crédit Mobilier, 466
Amnesty,272; Congress deprives president of right to grant,407; J.'s unconditional,479
Anderson, Major, removes to Fort Sumter,163,175
Andrew, Governor, sustains J.,334, 374
Andrew Johnson, Fort,236
Arkansas, J. vetoes bill to admit, 478,479
"Arm in Arm Convention,"353-357; J.'s reply to committee,357
Army, control of, J. insists on,391
Ashley, J. M., the "scavenger,"408; charges J. with Lincoln's murder, 409-416; disgraceful conduct of, 410; his resolutions to impeach defeated,415
Assassins of Lincoln,277-280; Dr. Mudd and two others pardoned, 289
Atzerodt, G. A., assigned to murder J.,279
Baker, Senator and Colonel, reply to Breckinridge,209
" Baker's Detectives,"409
Baltimore Union Convention,126; mob,205,255; banquet to J.,487
Bancroft, George, prepares J.'s Inaugural,382
Barksdale and his bowie knife,109
Barton, R. N., writes of J.,472-473
Bastardy, false charges of,64
Bayly, Congressman, tilt with J.,40, 73
Beecher, H. W., approves J.,334; pleads for South,335
Bell, Senator, controversy with J., 92
Benjamin, Senator, attacks Douglas, 125; upbraided by J.,177
Benton, Senator, for Homestead,128
"Bill," J.'s slave,103
Bingham, Judge, on Ben Butler,413; great impeachment speech,448- 449
"Black Codes,"315,317,318,379
Black, J. S., for the Union,158; breach with J.,433
Blaine, J. A., praises J.,257; his amendment,396; on14th amendment,517
Blair, General, unwise advice,352; "Brodhead letter,"477; advises Stanton's removal,363
Blair, Montgomery, endorses Governor J.,201
Booth, J. W., kills Lincoln and is killed by Sergeant Corbett,277; body removed by Edwin B.,278; diary suppressed,283,286
Border States, the nation's bulwark, 245,247,248,255
Boutwell, Senator, characterized, 376-409; "hole in the air" speech, 443
Branch, Governor, and little "Andy," 473
Breckinridge, Senator, calls for a rebuke of Lincoln,208; disunion speech,209
Bright, Senator, J. excoriates,215; expelled,216
Brittain, Mayor, welcomes Pres. J. home,489
Broderick, Senator, favors and J. opposes, Pacific R. R.,91; killed by Terry,173
Brooks, Jas., on the South,308; besmirched,466
Brown, John, Raid,108
Brown, Lazinka C., cordial relations with J.,86
Brown, Neill S., sustains J.,177,354
Brown, W. R., early friend of J.,13
Brownlow, "Parson," defeated by J., 42; charges that J. is an infidel, 50; and a bastard,64; "floors" Yancey,146; coöperates with J.


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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Prefatory Note v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Part I: Odds - 1808-1860 1
  • Chapter I - Runaway Apprentice 3
  • Chapter II - A. Johnson, Tailor 15
  • Chapter III - Successor to Andrew Jackson 26
  • Chapter IV - Congressman 40
  • Chapter V - On the Stump 58
  • Chapter VI - Governor and Senator 76
  • Chapter VII - Home Life 95
  • Chapter VIII - Jeff Davis Spoils the Broth 108
  • Chapter IX - Father of the Homestead 128
  • Chapter X - Impasse 142
  • Part Ii: Alone - 1860-1865 153
  • Chapter I - Testing Time 155
  • Chapter II - Lion-Heart 174
  • Chapter III - Fight for Tennessee 188
  • Chapter IV - Senatorial Whip 205
  • Chapter V - Military Governor 217
  • Chapter VI - Lincoln and Johnson 243
  • Chapter VII - Vice-President 263
  • Chapter VIII - The Execution of Mrs. Surratt 277
  • Chapter IX - Hero of an Hour 292
  • Chapter X - Thad Stevens Pockets Congress 307
  • Part Iii: Unbowed - 1865 and After 323
  • Chapter I - Presidential Reconstruction 325
  • Chapter II - Swinging Round the Circle 347
  • Chapter III - Veto Follows Veto 372
  • Chapter IV - The Great Reconstruction 390
  • Chapter V - Impeachment of the President 405
  • Chapter VI - The Trial 428
  • Chapter VII - Foreign and Domestic Policy 455
  • Chapter VIII - Leaving the White House 471
  • Chapter IX - The Come-Back 490
  • Chapter X - Sixty Years After 510
  • Appendix A 521
  • Appendix B 522
  • Appendix C 526
  • Bibliography 529
  • Index 541


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