Where to Learn More

Belcher, Edward. Thaddeus Stevens: Commoner. Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1882. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1972.

Meitzer, Milton. Thaddeus Stevens and the Fight for Negro Rights. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967.

Hakim, Joy. Reconstruction and Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Korngold, Ralph. Thaddeus Stevens. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955. Reprint, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1974.

Miller, Alphonse B. Thaddeus Stevens. New York: Harper, 1939.

Palmer, Beverly Wilson, ed. The Selected Papers of Thaddeus Stevens. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.

Trefousse, Hans L. The Radical Republicans: Lincoln's Vanguard for Racial Justice. New York: Knopf, 1969. Reprint, Baton Rouge: University of Louisiana Press, 1975.

Trefousse, Hans L. Thaddeus Stevens: Nineteenth-Century Egalitarian. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

Woodley, Thomas Frederick. Great Leveler: The Life of Thaddeus Stevens. New York: Stackpole, 1937. Reprint, Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Born June 14, 1811 Litchfield, Connecticut Died July 1, 1896 Hartford, Connecticut

Writer and abolitionist Author of the best-selling antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

Writer and abolitionist Author of the best-selling antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe brought to life the horrors of slavery for people in the Northern United States through her popular novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her book was one of the first to portray black characters as real people with the same hopes and dreams as whites. It inspired thousands of people in the North to join the fight against slavery, and also increased the tensions between the North and South. As a result, many historians have claimed that Stowe helped cause the Civil War.

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