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With a different recognition to time because the defining nature of historical past, AMERICAN PASSAGES bargains scholars a view of yank historical past as a whole, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of 3 key features of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With readability and function, the authors exhibit how occasions develop from different occasions, people's activities, and huge structural alterations (sequence), how it seems that disconnected occasions happened in shut chronological proximity to each other and have been positioned in better, shared contexts (simultaneity), and the way heritage without notice pivoted as a result of occasions, personalities, and unforeseen results (contingency).

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Blanton Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University. S. Congress; and Worse Than Slavery (1996), which won both the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for the year’s most distinguished contribution to human rights, and the American Bar Association’s Scribes Award for distinguished legal writing. His most recent publication, Polio: An American Story (2005), won both the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Hoover Presidential Book Award.

None of the articles of impeachment alleged violations of criminal laws; they dealt instead with Johnson’s Reconstruction policies and his obstruction of Congress. ) The trial came in March. Two months later the Senate had failed to achieve the necessary two-thirds vote to convict Johnson. The impeachment attempt lost because moderate Republicans feared that convicting Johnson on political grounds would set a bad precedent. Moreover, Johnson himself eased up on his obstructive tactics. With the 1868 presidential election looming, why oust a man who would soon leave office?

120°W TULALIP SKOKOMISH 110°W Pima Indian Reservation School, 1870. The Peace Policy of the Grant administration moved Native Americans onto reservations like this one at Pima, Arizona. MO. CHILOCCO QUAPAW TENNESSEE PEORIA KANSA MODOC OTTAWA SHAWNEE WYANDOTTE SENECA OSAGE Mi 130°W (Library of Congress) Treatment of Native Americans after the Civil War mixed benevolence and cruelty. Grant brought more insight and respect to the issue of Native Americans than most previous presidents. ” While a majority of western settlers advocated the removal or outright extermination of the Indian tribes, Grant’s conciliatory approach won applause in the East.

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