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Brenda Wineapple,The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Pro-Union Democrat and the only senator from a Confederate state not to resign at his state’s secession, Lincoln’s running mate on the National Union ticket and an “accidental President” after Lincoln’s assassination, impeached but not convicted, Andrew Johnson became a vivid example of a defiant, erratic and highly unpopular President deeply at odds with his Congress through a period of disruptive social and political change.
Wineapple is an award-winning author, currently teaching at Columbia University and the New School in New York City. Her books include Ecstatic Nation, about the tumultuous period before the Civil War, as well biographies of Hawthorne and Gertrude and Leo Stein and an exploration of the friendship between Emily Dickinson and the abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. She was previously Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at The Graduate School, CUNY, and its Writer-in-Residence.
Part of the 2021 Lecture Series for John Jay Homestead, Seats of Power.
This series will be in webinar format on Zoom beginning promptly at 7:00pm.
Registration is free but required. A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees the day before the lecture.
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- March 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm