Enlivening the still Poetry and photography of the American Civil War

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Description: This paper will analyze how Matthew Brady's wartime photography, Walt Whitman's Drum-Taps , and Herman Melville's Battle-Pieces performed acts of national service for their fellow Americans living through the Civil War. I will analyze the poems and photographs through three distinct lenses: Slavery, "Good Death", and Reconstruction. In doing so, I will explain how Brady's photography and Whitman's and Melville's poetry presented nineteenth-century Americans with the tools necessary for making sense of the war that was transforming their country.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work