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Drum-Taps: Revisions and Reconciliation

Author: Cristanne Miller

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Abstract

Examines the 1865 Drum-Taps and “Sequel to Drum-Taps” in comparison to the 1871 “Drum-Taps” sequence in Leaves of Grass, tracking Whitman’s growing “participation in a Northern liberal turn toward nostalgia” in the aftermath of the Civil War, a “reflective rather than restorative” nostalgia that erases ideological difference between North and South in order to celebrate “reconciliatory nation-building,” silencing the issues of slavery and sedition that generated the war.

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Miller, C., (2009) “Drum-Taps: Revisions and Reconciliation”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 26(4), 171-196. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1874

Rights: Copyright © 2009 Cristanne Miller

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01 Apr 2009
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