Poetry of the American Civil War
The Poetry of the American Civil War is the first comprehensive volume to focus entirely on poetry written and published during the Civil War. The poets represented here hail from the North and the South, and at times mirror each other uncannily. Among them are housewives, doctors, preachers, bankers, journalists, and teachers. Their verse reflects the day-to-day reality of war, death, and destruction, and it contemplates questions of faith, slavery, society, patriotism, and politics. This is an essential volume for poetry lovers, historians, and Civil War enthusiasts alike.
- By: Lee Steinmetz
- Publisher: Michigan State University Press
- ISBN: 9781611860436
- Format: Paperback, 312 pgs., 6 x 9 inches