Viewing the Civil War as a second American revolution, Thaddeus Stevens hoped to remake the country as a genuine multiracial democracy. In the years leading up to the war, he was a leader of the young Republican Party's radical wing, fighting for anti-slavery and anti-racist policies long before party colleagues like Abraham Lincoln endorsed them. Here the author of The Fall of the House of Dixie explores Stevens's contribution to the war effort and to Reconstruction, as well as the ideas that were still too radical for his fellow Congressmen.
Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice
Author: Bruce Levine.