Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, 1st Edition

  • Thomas Riggs
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  • ISBN-10: 0737768037
  • ISBN-13: 9780737768039
  • DDC: 811.3
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Volume explores Walt Whitman's poetry through the lens of democracy. Coverage includes: an examination of Whitman's life and influences, a look at key ideas related to democracy and Whitman's poetry–for example, Whitman's views of democratic comradeship and the role of bonds between men; Whitman's contradictory views on slavery and race; and Whitman's approach to patriotism, contemporary perspectives on democracy, such as the importance of an informed electorate and the impact of American individualism on contemporary politics.

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