The Poetry of the American Civil War

The Poetry of the American Civil War


Deeply affecting and various in viewpoint, The Poetry of the yank Civil conflict is the 1st entire quantity to concentration completely on poetry written and released through the Civil struggle. Of the approximately a thousand books of poetry released within the 1860s, a few 2 hundred addressed the conflict indirectly, and those jointly current a textured portrait of lifestyles throughout the clash. The poets represented right here hail from the North and the South, and now and then replicate one another uncannily. between them are housewives, medical professionals, preachers, bankers, reporters, and lecturers. Their verse displays the day by day truth of warfare, demise, and destruction, and it contemplates questions of religion, slavery, society, patriotism, and politics. this can be a necessary quantity for poetry fanatics, historians, and Civil conflict fanatics alike.

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