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Examines the 1865 Drum-Taps and “Sequel to Drum-Taps” in comparison to the 1871 “Drum-Taps” sequence in Leaves of Grass, tracking Whitman’s growing “participation in a Northern liberal turn toward nostalgia” in the aftermath of the Civil War, a “reflective rather than restorative” nostalgia that erases ideological difference between North and South in order to celebrate “reconciliatory nation-building,” silencing the issues of slavery and sedition that generated the war.


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