Thaddeus Stevens: Nineteenth-century Egalitarian

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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One of the most controversial figures in nineteenth-century Thaddeus Stevens is best remembered for his role as congressional leader of the radical Republicans and as a chief architect of Reconstruction. Long painted by historians as a vindictive "dictato
  

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I would like to give this book a higher rating, and were I an avid student of history perhaps I would. As a layman who became interested in Thaddeus Stevens after watching Spielberg's "Lincoln" I was ... Read full review

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I was glad to read a little more about such a strong figure in 19th century politics, though I would have liked a little more insight into his psychology. I definitely came away with more of an understanding of what he stood for with respect to human rights and emancipation. Read full review

Contents

NEW ENGLAND YOUTH
1
RISING PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER
10
BUDDING POLITICIAN
24
LEGISLATIVE LEADER
37
ANTIMASON IN TROUBLE
48
RELUCTANT COALITIONIST
62
ANTISLAVERY WHIG
73
EMERGING REPUBLICAN
87
LINCOLNS CRITIC AND EULOGIST
150
RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION
161
FUGLEMAN OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE
174
LEADER OF THE THIRTYNINTH CONGRESS
189
THWARTED CONGRESSIONAL MANAGER
200
ARCHFOE OF THE PRESIDENT
210
DEFEATED RADICAL
224
EPILOGUE
239

UNIONIST ADVOCATE
100
WAR LEADER
111
REPUBLICAN FIREBRAND
124
RADICAL OF RADICALS
137
NOTES
247
BIBLIOGRAPHY
287
INDEX
299
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Hans L. Trefousse (1921-2010), whose many books include a biography of Andrew Johnson and a study of the radical Republicans, was Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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