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Stephen Crane’s classic tale of the Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage, was published in book form on this date in 1895.
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin published on this date in 1852.
Historian Shelby Foote was born on this date in 1916. Foote, who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, came into the national spotlight as a central commentator in Ken Burns’s documentary “The Civil War.” Foote claimed that the Civil War … Continue reading
American poet Walt Whitman born this day in 1819. A native of Long Island, New York, Whitman served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War; he also worked as a journalist, teacher, and government clerk in addition to publishing … Continue reading
American poet Julia Ward Howe born on this date in 1819. Howe wrote the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”