Joseph H. Taylor

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[In Thaddeus Stevens and the Fight for Negro Rights ] Milton Meltzer has given us a readable little account of Thaddeus Stevens' career. He has also weaved in much of the history of the period of Stevens' political activity. Although the author quotes extensively from the sources and from secondary...

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[In Thaddeus Stevens and the Fight for Negro Rights] Milton Meltzer has given us a readable little account of Thaddeus Stevens' career. He has also weaved in much of the history of the period of Stevens' political activity. Although the author quotes extensively from the sources and from secondary works, the reader is not "plagued" by footnotes or references to notes at the back of the book. Thaddeus Stevens and the Fight for Negro Rights will probably fail to meet the test of rigid historical scholarship, but the average reader will be able to gain an appreciation of the life and works of one of the greatest precursors of "The Negro Revolution."

Joseph H. Taylor, in his review of "Thaddeus Stevens and the Fight for Negro Rights," in The Negro History Bulletin (reprinted by permission of The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Inc.), Vol. 30, No. 6, October, 1967, p. 23.

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