Title

Book Review: Thaddeus Stevens: Nineteenth-Century Egalitarian, by Hans L. Trefousse

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

Winter 1998

Department

History

Abstract

Contrary to Disney, Pocahontas did not save John Smith and Davy Crockett wasn't the last man to die at the Alamo. But myths die hard. Consider the case of "vindictive Thaddeus Stevens," stomping on a prostrate South, eager to destroy a president who wanted to make a generous peace after four years of bitter war. [excerpt]