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Connections: Author Bruce Levine on the legacy of Thaddeus Stevens

Mar 2, 2021

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: