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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
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 11th 1997 by Dover Publications (first published 1997)
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Angie Fehl
Jun 01, 2015 Angie Fehl rated it really liked it
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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