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By Richard A. Ruddy

due to John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in braveness, so much twenty-first-century americans who consider Edmund G. Ross (1826–1907) recognize merely that he solid a tremendous vote as a U.S. senator from Kansas that avoided the conviction of President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” permitting Johnson to stick in workplace. yet Ross used to be additionally an important abolitionist, journalist, Union officer, and, finally, territorial governor of latest Mexico. this primary full-scale biography of Ross finds his value within the background of the United States.

Ross’s lifestyles unearths very much approximately who we have been as american citizens within the moment half the 19th century. He used to be all for the abolitionist move as either a journalist and a player, in addition to within the fight to convey Kansas into the union as a unfastened country. His profession additionally concerned him within the growth of railroads west of the Mississippi, the Civil warfare, Reconstruction and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the Gilded Age with its grasping politicians and businessmen, and the growth of the USA into the Southwest. briefly, Ross’s occupation represents the adjustments that the total kingdom skilled during his lifetime. furthermore, Ross used to be a fascinating personality, resolute and constant in his ideals, who frequently paid a cost for his integrity.

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Independent historian Richard A. Ruddy is retired from a thirty-year profession as an advertisements and catalog photographer.

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