Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868

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  • numbers Hear the history behind the headlines.
  • numbers Get an in-depth and evenhanded view of an often-overlooked period in American history.
  • numbers Discover the factual history of this case unfolds like a fictional story.

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The Great Courses is proud to present Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868 This first-time-ever original narrative documentary is a unique and entertaining retelling of the turbulent yet fascinating events leading up to and through the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. You’ll hear “first-hand” from the characters themselves—including Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and others who were involved—as you get an in-depth and evenhanded view of an often-overlooked period in American history. And these characters are probably unlike anyone you have encountered. With back-stabbings, acts of violence, twists and turns, and a cult of personalities, the factual history of this case unfolds like a fictional story.

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    Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868
    Experience a dramatic, often-overlooked period of American history with this unique narrative documentary that delves into the story of the first impeachment. x

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Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In depth presentation of a significant event I was very impressed by this film about the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. I until now never had the chance to pursue an indepth exploration of this President and how his time in office lead to impeachment, my previous exposure having been a mere footnote in high school US history class. It is a film I will watch many times and will have as a life long reference to intellectually digest with parallels to draw to present times.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! This is the best of the best, from beginning to end, the best documentary and educational presentation I ever enjoyed. I keep returning and browsing hoping to find more of these, I do enjoy the others, but of all that you have to offer... this version, in my opinion was the best and my most favorite of all others combined. Thank you and please do create more like this one, it was such a pleasant, entertaining and enjoyable learning experience.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Review for Going to the Devil:Impeachment1868 I have read quite a lot about Andrew Johnson but I still learned several new things from this excellent review. FYI the video is worth the few extra dollars.
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living History Great History, So many pieces brought together. It really colored the picture of what happened and why we are the Nation we are today.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most of this was new to me My knowledge of American history after Lincoln's death was very sketchy. I learned so much about the time period and the men who were part of the power structure of America.
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent course, one of my favorites, of all the courses I have taken with Great Courses through the years. Unbiassed presenter with a very organized style to his lectures.
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it Normally don’t buy downloads because I’m old fashioned and like the disks. I decided to try downloading it because I was interested in watching that night. Film is excellent, watched it straight through. There will be more like this in the future. Well done
Date published: 2020-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OWNER I BOUGHT THIS AS A DVD SO I ALWAYS HAVE BACKUP AND THE DVD TAKES LESS POWER THAN STREAMING. HOWEVER - MY DVD SKIPS SO I CAN ONLY VIEW IT BY STREAMING
Date published: 2020-02-03
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