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Poems of American History, Volume 4, The Civil War

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The collection of poems in this volume offers a poignant and moving look at the Civil War through the eyes of various poets. The emotional depth and historical accuracy within these verses bring the struggles and triumphs of the era to life in a way that prose alone cannot capture. From the battlefield to the home front, each poem explores different facets of the war, shedding light on the human experience amidst such turmoil. Poets such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar offer unique perspectives and voices, making this anthology a compelling read for anyone interested in American history or poetry. Overall, this volume beautifully encapsulates the complexities and tragedies of the Civil War, making it a valuable addition to any library.

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This volume is a fascinating reflection on the Civil War years from a perspective in 1908, when many Civil War veterans were still alive, when the wounds to North and South were still fresh, and when no event more cataclysmic had struck the Republic than a Civil War that began less than 100 years after the Revolution for Independence. Poets in this volume include: John Greenleaf Whittier, William Cullen Bryant, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walt Whitman, and Julia Ward Howe. - Summary by Ed Humpal


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