James Ford Rhodes: Difference between revisions

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Rhodes' work was highly praised by many historians. He is well regarded for his lack of bias.{{citation needed|date=April 2014}} In papers written in 1954 and 1960, historians Russell, Sheehan and Syrett described him as a Republican historian and noted for criticizing his own party in his work.<ref>James Russell, "Lincoln’s Successor: President Andrew Johnson," in ''History Today 4'' (1954), No. 9, p. 626</ref><ref>Donald Sheehan/Harold C. Syrett, ''Essays in American Historiography'', Papers presented in Honor of Allan Nevins. New York: 1960, p. 38</ref> Howe described Rhodes as a Democrat in his 1929 biography of the historian.<ref>[[Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (writer)|Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe]], ''James Ford Rhodes, American Historian'' (1929), pp. 21 and 24</ref>
Rhodes was challenged for his assertions of fact and his interpretation, including by [[John R. Lynch]], former Congressman from Mississippi, who directly participated in Mississippi's Reconstruction and wrote some books about the period.