Traces “Whitman’s involvement in the anti-capital punishment movement . . . from his impassioned anti-gallows editorials for various periodicals to his transference of these expressions” into Leaves of Grass, “especially in terms of his arguments for sympathy for condemned criminals and his use of the rhetoric of ‘Christian sympathy,’ a rhetoric very common in antebellum anti-gallows arguments.”
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