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James M. Whitfield: The Poet of Slaves

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines James M. Whitfield's perspective on the racial makeup of antebellum America, paying particular attention to his belief that African Americans were central—as opposed to ... More


Introduction

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book focuses on three relatively unknown antebellum poets—African American separatist James M. Whitfield, Mormon pioneer Eliza R. Snow, and Cherokee journalist John Rollin Ridge—and the ... More


Walt Whitman: An American, One of the Roughs, a Kosmos

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.10
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Walt Whitman fulfilled the duties of the American bard right after giving the title to himself. It begins by considering “A Broadway Pageant,” a poem written by Whitman in ... More


American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Edward Whitley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Walt Whitman has long been regarded as the quintessential American bard, the poet who best represents all that is distinctive about life in the United States. Whitman himself encouraged this view, ... More


John Rollin Ridge (Yellow Bird): The First White Aboriginal

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Walt Whitman's desire to bring Native American themes into his poetry with John Rollin Ridge's own efforts to create a space for Indians in American society. It considers how ... More


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