When it comes to racial justice in the United States, historian Bruce Levine argues that there is one historical figure that is often left out of the conversation. His new book aims to be the definitive biography of Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. Stevens is best known as a Radical Republican who thought Abraham Lincoln was moving too slowly on emancipation and civil rights.
Levine joins us to set the record straight about a historical figure who he says has been long misunderstood. Our guest:
- Bruce Levine, author of “Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice”