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Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Matthew Mason

Abstract

Best known today as “the other speaker at Gettysburg” alongside Abraham Lincoln, Edward Everett had a distinguished and revealing career in American politics between the 1820s and the Civil War. He served as a member of both houses of Congress, governor of Massachusetts, U.S. representative to Britain, president of Harvard, and Secretary of State. On the strength of his crusade to save Mount Vernon as a shrine to the Union, Everett also appeared as a vice presidential candidate in the momentous presidential election of 1860. He was unrivalled as an orator and statesman for Union. This study of ... More

Keywords: American politics, Slavery, Reform culture, American Union, Edward Everett, Coming of the Civil War, Memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628608
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Mason, author