The Papers Of Thaddeus Stevens Volume 1: January 1814–March 1865
by Thaddeus Stevens
edited by Beverly Palmer and Holly Ochoa
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-8229-3972-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7045-3
Library of Congress Classification E415.6.S742 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 973


Hailed as “the most important congressman in the House of Representatives during the Civil War” and still honored in Pennsylvania as the father of its public school system, Thaddeus Stevens grappled in his day with many of the issues that confront us today: racial and economic equality, affirmative action, and equal access to education.

Volume one of the projected two-volume edition of The Papers of Thaddeus Stevens covers Steven’s political career from his Vermont youth to the end of the Civil War.  It includes letters and speeches from his early days as a Gettysburg lawyer and as a representative in the Pennsylvania assembly through his antislavery efforts to the 1865 passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, freeing all slaves.

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