America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story behind Our Nations's Favorite Song

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Of the dozens of books and
articles I consulted, these
are the most relevant.

Badger, R. Reid. The Great
American Fair: The World's
Columbian Exposition and
American Culture
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Nelson Hall, 1979.

Bates, Katharine Lee. America
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An Autobiography in
Brief
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America the Dream. New
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—"How I Came to Write
'America the Beautiful,"'
Privately printed, 1928.

—Selected Poems of
Katharine Lee Bates
, edited
by Marion Pelton Guild. Boston
and New York: Houghton
Mifflin, 1930.

—Untitled essay for the
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Brands, H. W. The Reckless
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Burgess, Dorothy. Dream and
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Converse, Florence.
The Story of Wellesley.
Boston: Little, Brown and
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Glasscock, Jean, general editor,
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Guild, Marion Pelton.
"A Practical Idealist: Katharine
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Zion's Herald, May 6, 1931.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz.
Alma Mater: Design and
Experience in the Women's
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Palmieri, Patricia Ann.
In Adamless Eden:
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Prime, William Cowper.
O Mother, Dear Jerusalem:
The Old Hymn
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A.D.F. Randolph, 1865.

Taylor, Lonn. The Star‐
Spangled Banner: The Flag
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Trachtenberg, Alan.
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Tucker, Frank H. "A Song
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White, Richard Grant.
National Hymns: How
They Are Written and How
They Are Not Written—
A Lyric and National Study
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  • America the Beautiful *
  • Contents *
  • Introduction 9
  • The Poem 13
  • The Music 39
  • The Song 55
  • The Meaning 71
  • The Anthem 81
  • The Legacy 95
  • Acknowledgments 115
  • Photo Credits 117
  • Selected Bibliography 119
  • Index 121
  • A Note about the Author 125
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