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Specimen Days (The Inauguration) by Walt Whitman

  March 4th.–The President very quietly rode down to the Capitol in his own carriage, by himself, on a sharp trot, about noon, either because he wish’d to be on hand to sign bills, or to get rid of marching … Continue reading

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I Thought the Civil War Was Our National Pastime!

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It has the snap, go, fling, of the American atmosphere – belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws: is just … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Four

Final part in a series  We conclude Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. In today’s installment, the writers talk about the international … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Three

Third in a series  We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. In today’s installment, the writers talk about Whitman’s groundbreaking Leaves … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Two

Second in a series We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. Today, the two writers will look at the way Whitman … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part One

First in a series by Rob Couteau In Now the Drum of War, Robert Roper makes a unique contribution to the ever-growing body of Walt Whitman scholarship. His book features an in-depth exploration of Walt’s relationship with his siblings, and … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—and an Interview with the Author

Coming up this week, we’re pleased to present a multi-part interview by Rob Couteau with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. Rob Couteau is a … Continue reading

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