Shaping the American Character

Turner’s key “frontier thesis” argues that frontier life shaped the ...


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Ashes of Soldiers

American History

For three years during the Civil War, Walt Whitman was a voluntary visitor and “consolant” to the wounded soldiers in Washington hospitals. His record of ministering to young soldiers in their critical moments of courage and suffering is one of the most tender accounts of war’s consequences. 

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