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Authors

Ted Genoways

Peer Reviewed

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Abstract

Examines the printing history of Drum-Taps, comparing "the March 1865 advertising placard to the final table of contents," establishing "the high cost of paper in the late Civil War and Whitman's financial concerns," identifying "the different type designs in Drum-Taps," showing "how each change reveals a new stage in the production process," and reexamining "the surviving documentary evidence of the printing process to create a more complete chronology of the process of revision and publication"; concludes that the book was largely arranged to economize space and save paper and that Drum-Taps becomes a "poignant reflection of the war, embodying in its very arrangements the wounds and scars of April 1865."

Rights

Copyright © 2006 Ted Genoways

DOI

10.13008/2153-3695.1818

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