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Unit 3: Abolition and the Civil War


Although the earliest portrait in this group was painted twenty-eight years before the Civil War began, each of the men depicted here played an important role in the events that culminated in that war. The abolitionists, statesmen, and Union generals represented in these paintings were accomplished, passionate, aggressive, and often outspoken individuals who wrestled with the complex issues that almost divided the country.


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