The Resource Apostle of Union: : a political biography of Edward Everett, Matthew Mason, (ebook)

Apostle of Union: : a political biography of Edward Everett, Matthew Mason, (ebook)

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Apostle of Union: : a political biography of Edward Everett
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Apostle of Union:
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a political biography of Edward Everett
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Matthew Mason
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eng
Summary
Known today as "the other speaker at Gettysburg," Edward Everett had a distinguished and illustrative career at every level of American politics from the 1820s through the Civil War. In this new biography, Matthew Mason argues that Everett's extraordinarily well-documented career reveals a complex man whose shifting political opinions, especially on the topic of slavery, illuminate the nuances of Northern Unionism. In the case of Everett--who once pledged to march south to aid slaveholders in putting down slave insurrections--Mason explores just how complex the question of slavery was for most Northerners, who considered slavery within a larger context of competing priorities that alternately furthered or hindered antislavery actions. 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
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Midwest
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1968-
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Mason, Matthew
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  • 328.73092
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Everett, Edward
  • Legislators
  • Statesmen
  • Governors
  • United States
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Apostle of Union: : a political biography of Edward Everett, Matthew Mason, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781469628615
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11714370
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remote
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11714370
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MWT11714370
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Apostle of Union: : a political biography of Edward Everett, Matthew Mason, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628615
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11714370
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11714370
System control number
MWT11714370
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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