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Benedict, Michael Les

Overview
Works: 32 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 5,353 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E666, B
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Most widely held works by Michael Les Benedict
The impeachment and trial of Andrew Johnson by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes into the efforts to remove Johnson from the presidency and details the results of the impeachment trial
A compromise of principle : Congressional Republicans and Reconstruction, 1863-1869 by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: After the Civil War the president and the Congress had a unique opportunity to restore the Union on the egalitarian principles of the American Revolution. But from the beginning there was little agreement on how to bind up the nation's wounds and insure the rights of blacks after emanicpation. Underlying the dispute was the struggle within the Republican party that pitted Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens against their less radical Republican colleagues. By the end of the war, most Republicans endorsed black suffrage but Johnson's refusal to require it of southerners and the defeat of equal-suffrage proposals in several northern states led nonradicals to retreat from their advanced position. This new study of the struggle behind the development of the Republican Reconstruction policy demonstrates that Republican conservatives and moderates, not radicals, shaped Reconstruction policy throughout the Johnson administration
The fruits of victory : alternatives in restoring the Union, 1865-1877 by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American political history : essays on the state of the discipline( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preserving the Constitution : essays on politics and the Constitution in the reconstruction era by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans ideas about constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction. They provided the basis for the Republican program of equal rights; ironically, they also set the limits to that program and reduced the prospects for its success. Americans were as concerned with preserving the Constitution as they were with changing it to protect liberty and equal rights. These two commitments were in profound tension. The question was how one could change the constitutional system to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence to entrench a republic dedicated to liberty instead of slavery and yet preserve the essentials of federalism and local democracy. Almost 150 years later we still struggle with these problems. Michael Les Benedict, from the Introduction. Historians and legal scholars continue to confront the failure of Reconstruction, exploring the interaction of pervasive racism with widespread commitments to freedom and equality. In this important book, one of America s leading historians confronts the constitutional politics of the period from the end of the Civil War until 1877. Benedict updates ten of his classic essays that explore the way Republicans tried to replace the slaveholding republic with a nation dedicated to freedom and equality of basic legal and political rights and how Americans constitutional commitments, and those of Republicans themselves, limited reform. Expertly bridging legal, political, party history, the essays explore the fate of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as the struggle between President and Congress over the course of Reconstruction. Brought together for the first time with a new introduction, and revised to reflect emerging scholarship, the essays are essential points of departure for students and scholars in history, law, and political science
The blessings of liberty : a concise history of the Constitution of the United States by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The author's] brief history of the United States Constitution carries the reader from the political convictions of the first English settlers to the often-conflicting cultural strains that generate the great constitutional issues of our own day. The Constitution, presented here as much more than a written document and a series of Supreme Court decisions, forms the warp and weft of American life, both public and private ... This volume, then, is about the interaction of Constitution and society.-Back cover. The book should be appropriate for one-semester courses, and it can serve as the foundation for more extended courses when used with readings that deal in detail with particular subjects, or with an anthology of primary documents.-Pref
The history of Ohio law( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources in American constitutional history by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights and civil liberties by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historian's guide to copyright by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of freedom constitutional history for high school classrooms( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American journey document set : derived from Retrieving the American past( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 17th president of the United States, tour the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (Greenville, Tenn.), and answer questions called in by viewers
The right way congressional Republicans and Reconstruction, 1863-1869 by Michael Les Benedict( )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life portrait of Andrew Johnson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 17th president of the United States, tour the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (Greenville, Tenn.), and answer questions called in by viewers
Amerika kenpōshi = Liberty and Democracy : a Consitutional History of the United States by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrieving the American past : a customized U.S. history reader( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrieving the American past( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Constitution Center by Michael Les Benedict( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gilded age : perspectives on the origins of modern America by Charles W Calhoun( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today
 
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Alternative Names
Benedict, Michael L.

ベネディクト, M. L

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The fruits of victory : alternatives in restoring the Union, 1865-1877Preserving the Constitution : essays on politics and the Constitution in the reconstruction eraThe blessings of liberty : a concise history of the Constitution of the United StatesThe history of Ohio law