By Matthew Mason
By charting Everett's altering stance towards slavery through the years, Mason sheds new gentle on antebellum conservative politics, the complexities of slavery and its similar matters for reform-minded american citizens, and the ways that secession changed into civil battle. As Mason demonstrates, Everett's political and cultural efforts to maintain the Union, and the reaction to his paintings from voters and politicians, support us see the arriving of the Civil struggle as a three-sided, not only two-sided, contest.
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