Apostle of Union
A Political Biography of Edward Everett
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Subject: Biography and Autobiography, History | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9780000000000
eBook ISBN: 9781469628622
By charting Everett's changing stance toward slavery over time, Mason sheds new light on antebellum conservative politics, the complexities of slavery and its related issues for reform-minded Americans, and the ways in which secession turned into civil war. As Mason demonstrates, Everett's political and cultural efforts to preserve the Union, and the response to his work from citizens and politicians, help us see the coming of the Civil War as a three-sided, not just two-sided, contest.