The Papers of Thaddeus Stevens: April 1865- August 1868 v. 2Hardback Papers of Thaddeus Stevens
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- Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
- Format: Hardback | 547 pages
- Dimensions: 167mm x 241mm x 42mm | 1,066g
- Publication date: 31 May 1998
- Publication City/Country: Pittsburgh PA
- ISBN 10: 0822940523
- ISBN 13: 9780822940524
- Illustrations note: 1 port.
Thaddeus Stevens has been called "the greatest dictator Congress ever had," a man who in 1867 held more political power than any man in the nation, including the president. In his day Stevens grappled with many of the issues that confront us today: racial and economic equality, affirmative action, and equal access to education. The second volume of a two-volume edition covers Steven's later years during the tumultuous period from the end of the Civil War to his death in1868. It includes letters, speeches, and remarks Stevens delivered as he championed equal rights for the freedmen and steered key Reconstruction measures through Congress. This volume also contains letters from loyalists and ex-Confederates to Stevens reflecting their reactions to conditions in the South.
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""The Papers of Thaqddeus Stevens" are a brilliant, scholarly effort to capture the mind and soul of one of the most interesting figures in American history.""--Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly"