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Poems of American Patriotism
James Brander Matthews was born in New York in 1852. He was an American author and educator. Matthews was the first American Professor of dramatic literature. Matthews went to Columbia Law School and later taught literature at Columbia. Matthews has collected the best of American patriotic poems. Included are BOSTON, Ralph Waldo Emerson, PAUL REVERE'S RIDE, Henry Wadsworth ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Book Jungle
(first published August 1st 2004)
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Interesting reading and interesting concept of relaying history by poems of different authors. I liked the small introductions to some of the poems. Otherwise there were 5 or 6 poems that stood out more than the others, and especially The Battle of Monmouth with Molly standing by her smoking gun.
James Brander Matthews was an American writer and educator. He was the first full-time professor of dramatic literature at an American university and played a significant role in establishing theater as a subject worthy of formal study in the academic world. His interests ranged from Shakespeare, Molière, and Ibsen to French boulevard comedies, folk theater, and the new realism of his own day.More about Brander Matthews...