- Eye Opening
- Concrete Examples
Impeachment is an unpredictable political process, not least because of a dearth of precedent. In this study of the history of impeachment, historian Jill Lepore provides much-needed perspective on modern-day impeachment debates. Lepore explores why impeachment became a part of American politics, how past impeachments have defined – or attempted to redefine – what is or is not an impeachable offense, and the ways increased partisanship has rendered impeachment proceedings both more common and less effective than ever before.
About the Author
Jill Lepore is Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker.