The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry

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Richard Marius, Keith Frome
Columbia University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 543 pages
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From the time of the conflict to the present day, the Civil War has been engraved in the collective memory of Americans, inspiring a legion of poetic sentiments from Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as from America's finest men and women poets both black and white. Nineteenth-century poets such as Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote notable works on a subject all too close to their hearts and minds; but so too have such formidable recent writers as John Updike and Derek Walcott.
Yet this rich tradition of Civil War poetry - spanning more than a century and a half - has never before been chronicled in one comprehensive volume. Collected here are the horrors of the war, the common nobility of the soldiers taking part, the moral fervor of abolition, the eerie stillness of the field after battle, and Lincoln's legacy - all recorded in verse and dramatically illustrated by photographs from the Matthew Brady Collection of the National Archives.
Artfully assembled by Richard Marius, noted novelist and historian, The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry includes the classics of the genre as well as rare period pieces by African Americans and women, and northern and southern patriotic verse and songs. Marius paints the background of the conflict and its literature in his lively introduction, and prefaces each poem with a compelling vignette. What emerges from these pages is a deep sense of the anger of the war's participants, their yearning for peace, and overall an unparalleled pageant of the war in all its power and sentimentality.
The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry is a unique anthology that collectors, gift-givers, and general readers fascinated by American lore will all appreciate. It is an eloquent, original commemoration of the American Civil War, captured in meter and light.
  

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A nice anthology but I wish it was a little better organized and cited. It wasn't hugely clear when the poems were written and where they originally appeared. The theme organization was nice, but for a student the book left a little to be desired. Read full review

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Contents

ELYMAS PAYSON ROGERS 18151861 In Fifty Congress Passed a Bill
49
JULIA WARD HOWE 18191910 The Battle Hymn of the Republic
55
HENRY TIMROD 18291867 Carolina
63
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT 17941878 The Death of Slavery
71
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW 18071882 The Building of the Ship
85
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER 18071892 The Furnace Blast
99
HENRY CLAY WORK 18321884 Marching through Georgia
106
UNKNOWN attributed to THOMAS and ELLEN SNOWDEN and
114
JOHN WILLIAMSON PALMER 18251906 Stonewall Jacksons Way
296
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER 18071892 Barbara Frietchie
306
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR 18721906 Robert Gould Shaw
312
Lincoln
331
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER 18071892 The Battle Autumn of 1862
369
HERMAN MELVILLE 18191891 Malvern Hill
387
JOHN REUBEN THOMPSON 18231873 Music in Camp
394
BAYARD TAYLOR 18251878 Gettysburg Ode
402

STEPHEN VINCENT BENET 18981943 John Browns Prayer
120
WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY 18691910
130
UNKNOWN Enlisted Today
141
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW 18021887 The Cumberland
147
THOMAS BUCHANAN READ 18221872 Sheridans Ride
184
JAMES MADISON BELL 18261902 Though Tennyson the Poet King
190
EDGAR LEE MASTERS 18691950 The Battle of Gettysburg
198
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR 18721906 The Colored Soldiers
206
HERMAN MELVILLE 18191891 The Portent
255
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL 18191910 Memoriae Positum R G Shaw
261
FATHER ABRAHAM JOSEPH RYAN 18391894 The Sword of Robert Lee
267
CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON 18401894 Kentucky Belle
273
KATE BROWNLEE SHERWOOD 18411941 Albert Sidney Johnston
279
FRANCIS MILES FINCH 18271907 The Blue and the Gray
411
HENRY TIMROD 18291867 Ode Sleep sweetly in your humble graves
417
KATE PUTNAM OSGOOD 1841 1910 Driving Home the Cows
423
MAURICE THOMPSON 18441901
439
EDGA R LEE MASTERS 18691950 Veterans of the Wars
446
ALLEN TATE 18991979 Ode to the Confederate Dead
455
DUDLEY RANDALL 1914 Memorial Wreath
466
ELEANOR ROSS TAYLOR 1920 This Years Drive to Appomattox
476
HERMAN MELVILLE 18191891
495
Acknowledgments
527
Index of Authors Titles and First Lines
535
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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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