Democracy in the poetry of Walt Whitman
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Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, c2013.
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208 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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9-12
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McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction
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This informative edition explores Walt Whitman's poetry through the lens of democracy. Chapters include an examination of Whitman's life and influences, a look at key ideas related to democracy in Whitman's poetry, and a series of essays that explore topics such as Whitman's views of democratic comradeship, the role of bonds between men, Whitman's approach to patriotism, and Whitman's contradictory views on slavery and race. Readers are also presented with contemporary perspectives on democracy, such as the importance of an informed electorate and the impact of American individualism on contemporary politics.
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Includes chronology.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-200) and index.
Description
This book presents selected writings representing a variety of perspectives on "democracy" highlighted in Walt Whitman's poetry.
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9-12,Medialog, Inc.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Riggs, T. (2013). Democracy in the poetry of Walt Whitman. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Riggs, Thomas, 1963-. 2013. Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning.

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Riggs, Thomas, 1963-, Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2013.

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Riggs, Thomas. Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2013. Print.

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