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Civil War Poetry

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The long agony of the American Civil War inspired a wealth of contemporary verse — from sentimental doggerel to sublime lyrics that rank among the finest American poetry. This inexpensive anthology brings together a superb selection of poems from both North and South, comprising the best and most representative poetry of those turbulent times.
Over 75 poems include works by
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 11th 1997 by Dover Publications (first published 1997)
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Angie Fehl
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For the most part, I really enjoyed this collection. A few of the selections got a little long winded for my taste, but as a whole, the poems gave me a new perspective of this time in history. This pulls together a mix of poems that were written before, during and after the Civil War, some by war correspondents of the day, some by well-known writers -- ie. Whitman, Emerson, Longfellow, Herman Melville, Ambrose Bierce -- and some by more obscure authors. It was interesting to read that The Battle ...more
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