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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.


The Sage and the Self-Promoter

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


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


When Bram Met Walt

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

Broadway from Fulton Street, 1890.


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


The Living and the Dead

The Civil War divided Americans into two kinds of people.

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


"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.