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Most persons raised in a segregated society are bound to a different perspective on racism In this case it is uniquely southern According to the author racism is both an idea and a set of beliefs about the world The book focuses on Johnsons racial attitudes and how these intrinsic forces affected a whole society The author chose Johnson because unlike the other aristocrats of that time Johnson was a plebeian blue collar worker and historically members of the working class tend to follow southern sentiments Racism can be defined in different ways by different authors Racism was considerable different than it is today but the similarity of the two would justify terming both racism In the nineteenth century southerners were very race-conscious people They built a society based on a kind of racism that made racial purity one of the main points to their society They justified their beliefs religiously scientifically or any way else it seemed fit to them Johnson projected hatred for both the Negro and his master Johnson felt that the black was a constant reminder of a poor mans lack of status where he spent his youth Johnsons fundamental ideas of slavery were that it was not only moral but it was necessary Andrew Johnson as president took an approach to the freedmen that were interpreted by the contemporaries as essentially hostile to the integration of blacks into American Society Johnsons obvious racist attitude often reflected the prevailing notions about Negro inferiority Andrew Johnson rose up from poverty through ambition and a striving for success His efforts to better himself both financially and socially were successful since he achieved the office of the presidency Although Johnson was doing so well socially economically and politically there were few indications that he was happy He made no effort to hide resentment and bitterness toward anyone who disagreed with him and always answered vicious attacks in kind Society was not prepared to
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