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The poetry of the American Civil War.

[East Lansing] Michigan State University Press [1960] .
ISBN 0870130498, 9780870130496

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Subjects American poetry -- 19th century.
American poetry.
Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry.
United States.
Description xii, 264 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1960]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-264).
Summary "The interpretation given the war by these poets -- many of whom were housewives, medical doctors, teachers, preachers, bankers, journalists, schoolboys and schoolgirls -- is particularly valuable as social commentary because they considered themselves representative of society. It is certain that the interpretation these poets gave the war was precisely the interpretation they felt was shared by most Americans"--Preface.
Contents The work of death -- Sadly silent near the dead -- They had heard the news of the battle -- To think that you died alone -- Vigil strange -- They bear him gently home -- Not e'en the house of God was spared -- Home, home again! -- God of the true-hearted -- But God he keeps the middle way -- To the plain where the blessed city lies -- In glory sleep! -- Lincoln is dead! -- Purchased with our Jackson's blood -- Thy pale and perished flowers -- Rightful order into ruin hurled -- The glowing wonders of secession -- Since mercy fell by tyranny -- Gaunt treason -- On none dependent, sovereign, free -- This broad domain that freedom craves -- The thirsty lash, with sharp, steel-pointed thong -- The festal march of iron -- Most glorious southern land -- Magical mesh, to entangle a world -- The book of books we confidently quote -- All Scripture is useful in its place -- Your father, boy, was eager -- She gave a shriek and cried aloud -- Their earthly paths no more shall sever.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)444841
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Steinmetz, Lee,
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