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Whitman's "Word of the Modern" and the First Modern War

Author: Katherine Kinney

  • Whitman's "Word of the Modern" and the First Modern War

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    Whitman's "Word of the Modern" and the First Modern War

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Abstract

Examines how "the battle lines drawn by the Civil War intensified the split between the ideas of individualism and union," and describes alternate contexts for the war offered by Whitman in Drum-Taps, stressing the potentially negative effects of the North's victory as creating conditions for an overly-centralized political authority and a conformist production of human individuality.

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Kinney, K., (1989) “Whitman's "Word of the Modern" and the First Modern War”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 7(1), 1-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1230

Rights: Copyright © 1989 Katherine Kinney

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01 Jul 1989
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