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“But I Forget That I am a Painter and Not a Politician”: The Letters of George Caleb Bingham

published by The State Historical Society of Missouri and Friends of Arrow Rock, Inc.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

vi

Forewords

vii

Acknowledgments

xi

Editorial Procedures

xiii

Introduction: The fashioning of a Frontier Artist

1

1. The Making of an Artist/Politician, 1835-1849

31

2. Politics and Painting on the National Scene, 1849-1854

85

3. Slavery, Travel Abroad, and the Impending Crisis, 1855-1859

146

4. Civil War and Its Consequences, 1859-1868

212

5. Artist as Polemicist: Order No. 11, 1868-1873

292

6. Public Service and Personal Tragedy, 1874-1876

363

7. The Final Years, 1877-1879

426

Epilogue

523

Bibliography

541

Index

553