Public Program, Author Talk Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett 8 June 2017.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Matthew Mason, Brigham Young University



Edward Everett had a distinguished career at every level of American politics from the 1820s through the Civil War. His career reveals a complex man whose shifting political opinions, especially on the topic of slavery, illuminate the nuances of Northern Unionism. Everett’s political and cultural efforts to preserve the Union, and the response to his work from citizens and politicians, help us see the complexity of the coming of the Civil War.