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Articles with keyword "Walt Whitman"

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"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

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The Sage and the Self-Promoter

Emerson's oratory ignites the imagination of the young journalist Walt Whitman.

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Whitman's Lifelong Endeavor

The poet who gave a voice to a young nation never stopped trying to capture its ever-changing nature.

Bram Stoker in 1906

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When Bram Met Walt

Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.

Broadway from Fulton Street, 1890.

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The City That Never Slept

—From “Mapping Time” by Peter Baldwin. Published in Common-Place, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2005). Printed by permission.

Burying the dead from the Battle of Cold Harbor

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The Living and the Dead

The Civil War divided Americans into two kinds of people.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.

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"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.