Republicans were called "Radicals." Were Hiram Revels' views radical? Please explain.

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First of all, let us note that not all Republicans were called “radicals.”  Only some of them were.  Other Republicans were not radical.  For example, Abraham Lincoln would not have been seen as a radical.  To most historians, Hiram Revels does not count as a radical either.

At this time, the radicals were those people who wanted to treat the South harshly. ...

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