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The Resource To fight aloud is very brave : American poetry and the Civil War, Faith Barrett

To fight aloud is very brave : American poetry and the Civil War, Faith Barrett

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To fight aloud is very brave : American poetry and the Civil War
Title
To fight aloud is very brave
Title remainder
American poetry and the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Faith Barrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on literary and popular poets, as well as work by women, African Americans, and soldiers, this book considers how writers used poetry to articulate their relationships to family, community, and nation during the Civil War. The author suggests that the nationalist "we" and the personal "I" are not opposed in this era; rather they are related positions on a continuous spectrum of potential stances. For example, while Julia Ward Howe became famous for her "Battle Hymn of the Republic," in an earlier poem titled "The Lyric I" she struggles to negotiate her relationship to domestic, aesthetic, and political stances. The author makes the case that Americans on both sides of the struggle believed that poetry had an important role to play in defining national identity. She considers how poets created a platform from which they could speak both to their own families and local communities and to the nations of the Confederacy, the Union, and the United States. She argues that the Civil War changed the way American poets addressed their audiences and that Civil War poetry changed the way Americans understood their relationship to the nation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Barrett, Faith
Dewey number
811/.409358737
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.C585
LC item number
B37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • War poetry, American
  • Patriotic poetry, American
  • United States
Label
To fight aloud is very brave : American poetry and the Civil War, Faith Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The rhetoric of voice in Civil War poetry -- Shaping communities through popular song -- "We are here at our country's call": nationalist commitments and personal stances in Union and Confederate soldiers' poems -- The lyric I and the poetics of protest: Julia Ward Howe and Frances Harper -- Addresses to a divided nation: Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and the place of the lyric I -- Romantic visions and Southern stances: Henry Timrod, Sarah Piatt, and George Moses Horton -- "They answered him aloud": popular voice and nationalist allegiances in Herman Melville's battle-pieces -- Epilogue: Civil War poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Control code
794709391
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781558499621
Isbn Type
(library cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794709391
Label
To fight aloud is very brave : American poetry and the Civil War, Faith Barrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The rhetoric of voice in Civil War poetry -- Shaping communities through popular song -- "We are here at our country's call": nationalist commitments and personal stances in Union and Confederate soldiers' poems -- The lyric I and the poetics of protest: Julia Ward Howe and Frances Harper -- Addresses to a divided nation: Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and the place of the lyric I -- Romantic visions and Southern stances: Henry Timrod, Sarah Piatt, and George Moses Horton -- "They answered him aloud": popular voice and nationalist allegiances in Herman Melville's battle-pieces -- Epilogue: Civil War poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Control code
794709391
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781558499621
Isbn Type
(library cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794709391

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