Rutherford B. Hayes

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

The American Presidents

Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

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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 Hayes's 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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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Hans L. Trefousse's biography Rutherford B. Hayes, part of The American Presidents Series. Hayes was 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.

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Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

Hans L. Trefousse, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is a specialist in the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the recipient of various grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. The author of biographies of leading figures of the period as well as works on the Pearl Harbor attack, he is now working on a book on the reputation of Abraham Lincoln during his administration.

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Rutherford B. Hayes
The American Presidents Series: The 19th President, 1877-1881
Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
November 2002
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805069082
ISBN10: 0805069089
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
$25.00

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Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593970055
ISBN10: 1593970056
Audio Run Time: 6:00
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May 2014
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ISBN: 9781466871786
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