Abolitionist Pennsylvania U.S. Representative, Thaddeus Stevens


    If you’ve seen the recent film, “Lincoln,” you may have walked away wanting to know more about the character played by Tommy Lee Jones – outspoken abolitionist Pennsylvania U.S. Representative, Thaddeus Stevens. Our guests will help us understand more deeply the Lancaster-based lawyer, who wrote the first draft of the 13th Amendment, co-wrote the 14th Amendment, and pushed for the 15th.  In addition to his work in freeing slaves Stevens supported equal rights for women and Native Americans; worked for Reconstruction; and helped impeached President Johnson. We’ll talk to actor and storyteller, STEVE ANDERSON and historians DAVID O. STEWART and JAMES OAKES about this controversial and influential statesman.

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