Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction John L. Myers

ISBN: 9780761847427

Published: July 29th 2009

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301 pages


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Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction  by  John L. Myers

Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction by John L. Myers
July 29th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 301 pages | ISBN: 9780761847427 | 7.49 Mb

Already a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during the war. During the Era ofMoreAlready a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during the war.

During the Era of Reconstruction, Wilson fought to protect the rights of the newly-freed slaves, but he was opposed to the severe punishment of Confederate leaders and initially tried to be conciliatory toward President Johnsons lenient policies. Soon Wilson joined others in promoting Congresss own Reconstruction program, including the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Military Reconstruction Acts, and the impeachment of the President. He became the Republican Partys most frequently-used campaign speaker. Long recognized as a spokesman for labor, he was also the foremost national politician promoting the cause of prohibition.

He wrote the most authoritative three-volume work on the causes of the Civil War from the northern viewpoint. He was also a frequent contributor to the eras most influential religious periodical. In 1872, Wilson was rewarded for his political activities when he was nominated and elected as the countrys vice-president.



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