Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South

Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South

by Fawn M. Brodie


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In this biography of the chief architect of Reconstruction after the Civil War, Fawn Brodie seeks to explain the basis for his actions, the nature of his economic radicalism, and the emotional forces that resulted in his becoming one of the most controversial figures in American history. She describes his roles as father of the Fourteenth Amendment and prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, his relations with Lincoln, and his battles for black suffrage and schooling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393003314
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/17/1966
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 265,534
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Fawn M. Brodie was professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of several noted biographies, including Thomas Jefferson and The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton

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