0845 474 4572
info@eurospanbookstore.com

In stock: Usually despatched within 24hrs

Edmund G. Ross

Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist

Richard A. Ruddy (author)

ISBN: 9780826316714

Publication Date: Oct 2014

Format: Paperback

Most twenty-first-century Americans who remember Edmund G. Ross (1826–1907) know only that he cast an important vote as a US senator from Kansas that prevented the conviction of President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. But Ross also served as a significant abolitionist, journalist, Union officer, and territorial governor of New Mexico. This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his influential role in the history of the US.
£32.50

In stock: ships within 24hrs

  • Full Description
  • More Information
  • Author Biography
  • Customer Reviews
Thanks to John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, most twenty-first-century Americans who remember Edmund G. Ross (1826–1907) know only that he cast an important vote as a U.S. senator from Kansas that prevented the conviction of President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” allowing Johnson to stay in office.

But Ross also served as a significant abolitionist, journalist, Union officer, and, eventually, territorial governor of New Mexico, where he proved instrumental in the fight for statehood, the improvement of educational standards, and the settlement of land-grant issues.

In short, Ross’s career represents the changes that the nation experienced in the second half of the nineteenth century. This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his influential role in the history of the United States and offers a portrait of a resolute individual who often paid a price for his integrity.
Pages 344
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 31 Oct 2014
Publisher University of New Mexico Press
Subject/s Biography & True Stories   American Civil War  
Independent historian Richard A. Ruddy is retired from a thirty-year career as an advertising and catalogue photographer.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Post your comment

Eurospan Bookstore