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The Union of Music and Text in Whitman's Drum-Taps and Higginson's Army Life in a Black Regiment

Author: John M Picker

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    The Union of Music and Text in Whitman's Drum-Taps and Higginson's Army Life in a Black Regiment

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Explores the similarities and differences between Whitman's Drum-Taps and Thomas Wentworth Higginson's Army Life in a Black Regiment, describing how beneath the "veneer of dislike and disgust" between the two men, "both authors use music to unite communities against a war of national dissolution" and how both "successfully bridge the gap between written and aural modes of communication."

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Picker, J. M., (1995) “The Union of Music and Text in Whitman's Drum-Taps and Higginson's Army Life in a Black Regiment”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 12(4), 231-245. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1458

Rights: Copyright © 1995 John M Picker

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01 Apr 1995
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