Politics & Polls #227: 40 Acres, a Mule, and an Early Civil Rights Champion (Bruce Levine)

In this episode, Sam Wang takes a deep dive into the life of Thaddeaus Stevens – a 19th century statesman and an often-forgotten champion for racial justice in America – with historian Bruce Levine, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois and the bestselling author of four books on the Civil War era. They also discuss “Special Field Order 15,” which later became known by the wartime phrase “40 acres and a mule,” in which some freed Black families were given 40 acres of tillable land. https://bit.ly/3sdQBWG