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Speaking of Books: The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, & the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: McKeldin Library
Description: Speaking of Books series features free, open to the community and public talks by UMD faculty authors on their recently published work.

Dr. Robert S. Levine's new book, The Failed Promise: with Dr. Robert S. Levine (W. W. Norton, 2021), tells the story of Frederick Douglass's heated struggle with President Andrew Johnson over the rights of Black Americans in the years immediately following the Civil War. Levine recounts the conflicts that led to Johnson's impeachment from the perspective of Douglass and the wider Black community.
CONTACT: Antonya Huntenburg da Silva
Email: antonya@umd.edu
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