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Impeaching a President with Brenda Wineapple

Impeaching a President with Brenda Wineapple

Update: 2019-06-1818
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Got impeachment on the mind? If you do, odds are there are two recent examples of the impeachment process you might be drawing from – Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. But what do you know about the first ever presidential impeachment? There is no better time to revisit the case of Andrew Johnson, the white supremacist President whose impeachment reveals a wild truth about the history of this country. Brenda Wineapple spent the last six years uncovering the details of an erratic and power hungry President thrust into power after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Hear her tell the story of how Johnson's dangerous actions during Reconstruction presented an extraordinary moral dilemma for the nation and its leaders.

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Susan Levine

I just ordered the book. I can't wait to read it. I love this podcast. Thanks again for a great episode. I have taken so much American history, how does this not get more air time?

Jul 8th
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really interesting episode

Jun 23rd
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Impeaching a President with Brenda Wineapple

Impeaching a President with Brenda Wineapple

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