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The Resource Thaddeus Stevens: : nineteenth-century egalitarian, Hans L. Trefousse

Thaddeus Stevens: : nineteenth-century egalitarian, Hans L. Trefousse

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Thaddeus Stevens: : nineteenth-century egalitarian
Title
Thaddeus Stevens:
Title remainder
nineteenth-century egalitarian
Statement of responsibility
Hans L. Trefousse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most controversial figures in nineteenth-century American history, 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 'dictator of Congress,' out to punish the South at the behest of big business and his own ego, Stevens receives a more balanced treatment in Hans L. Trefousse's biography, which portrays him as an impassioned orator and a leader in the struggle against slavery. Trefousse traces Stevens's career through its major phases: from his days in the Pennsylvania state legislature, when he antagonized Freemasons, slaveholders, and Jacksonian Democrats, to his political involvement during Reconstruction, when he helped author the Fourteenth Amendment and spurred on the passage of the Reconstruction Acts and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Throughout, Trefousse explores the motivations for Stevens's lifelong commitment to racial equality, thus furnishing a fuller portrait of the man whose fervent opposition to slavery helped move his more moderate congressional colleagues toward the implementation of egalitarian policies
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Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Civil War America
Target audience
adult
Label
Thaddeus Stevens: : nineteenth-century egalitarian, Hans L. Trefousse
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11719823
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719823
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719823
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Thaddeus Stevens: : nineteenth-century egalitarian, Hans L. Trefousse
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11719823
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719823
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719823
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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