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By Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

This A–Z encyclopedia presents rigorously chosen entries overlaying the folk, occasions, and ideas suitable to Andrew Johnson's life.

• greater than 350 entries conceal the 5 many years of Andrew Johnson's winning occupation, from 1828–1875

• chosen unique records comprise the Articles of Impeachment, speeches, proclamations, vetoes, and letters

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Andrew was pledged to Selby until he was twenty-one and in return learned a valuable craft. It appears that he also learned the rudiments of reading and writing because the masters had an obligation to help educate the apprentices. Local men would come to the shop and read to them as they worked. At least one man presented a book to young Andrew because he was so fond of it. For reasons that are still unclear, Andrew and his brother broke their contracts and fled Raleigh. Andrew made his way to Laurens, South Carolina, where he worked for Page xvi a brief time, but soon returned to Raleigh.

O. Box 1911 Santa Barbara, California 93116-1911 This book is printed on acid-free paper. Manufactured in the United States of America Page v To Lonnie K. Lein, persevering husband, and Marion O. Smith, extraordinary researcher Page vi Page vii ABC-CLIO BIOGRAPHICAL COMPANIONS Benjamin Franklin, Jennifer L. Durham Thomas Jefferson, David S. Brown Susan B. Anthony, Judith E. Harper Napoleon, David Nicholls Joseph Stalin, Helen Rappaport Adolf Hitler, David Nicholls Andrew Johnson, Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein and Richard Zuczek ABC-CLIO Biographical Companions are encyclopedic guides to the lives of men and women who have had a significant impact on the social, political, and cultural development of the Western world.

His cabinet, meaning Lincoln’s cabinet, agreed with this approach. By late summer 1865 everything appeared to be moving smoothly. Johnson’s family, including Eliza and five grandchildren, finally arrived at the White House. Johnson’s daughter Martha took up station as hostess because Eliza still suffered from tuberculosis that she had contracted earlier. The Southern states were electing new governments and new federal representatives, and Johnson was bombarded by correspondence that backed his approach.

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