Whitman, Slavery, and the Emergence of Leaves of Grass

Synopsis

Klammer argues that Leaves of Grass is a major text dealing with race relations in the mid-19th century. Through a close historical analysis, Klammer reveals how the evolution of Whitman's attitudesfrom pro-slavery to "free soilism" to a deep sympathy for slavesparallels and inspires his emergence as a poet from the beginning of his career through the 1855 edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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