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Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans L. Trefousse

A leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000

The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up a special electoral commission, handing the disputed electoral votes to Hayes, brings recent events into sharp focus.

Historian Hans L. Trefousse explores Hayess new relevance and reconsiders what many have seen as the pitfalls of his presidency. While Hayes did officially terminate the Reconstruction, Trefousse points out that this process was already well under way by the start of his term and there was little he could do to stop it. A great intellectual and one of our best-educated presidents, Hayes did much more in the way of healing the nation and elevating the presidency.
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Hans L. Trefousse

The Best Books To Learn About President Rutherford B. Hayes

Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. The disputed election of between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up a special electoral commission, handing the disputed electoral votes to Hayes, brings recent events to sharp focus. Historian Hans L. Trefousse explores Haye's new relevance and reconsiders what many have seen as the pitfalls of his presidency.

The American Presidents Series: The 19th President, 1877-1881

Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years. He was nominated as the Republican candidate for the presidency in and elected through the Compromise of that officially ended the Reconstruction Era by leaving the South to govern itself. In office he withdrew military troops from the South, ending Army support for Republican state governments in the South and the efforts of African-American freedmen to establish their families as free citizens. He promoted civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction. Hayes, an attorney in Ohio, served as city solicitor of Cincinnati from to When the Civil War began, he left a fledgling political career to join the Union Army as an officer. Hayes was wounded five times, most seriously at the Battle of South Mountain.

Lists It Appears On:. Historian Hans L. While Hayes did officially terminate the Reconstruction, Trefousse points out that this process was already well under way by the start of his term and there was little he could do to stop it. A great intellectual and one of our best-educated presidents, Hayes did much more in the way of healing the nation and elevating the presidency. Excellent biography of a president who is often dismissed or ignored. Within the realities of his time Hayes, particularly in retirement, was quite progressive in his thinking on issues of social justice and universal education. Pragmatic and realistic in his approach, Hayes accomplished quite a bit during his administration given the congress and public sentiment he had to work with during his term.

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