An American Primer

An American Primer

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by Walt Whitman
     
 

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This rare text comprises the 83 of the most important documents in American’s past, presented here with interesting commentaries by such esteemed historians as Arthur Schlesinger and Henry Steele Commager. A book elected for its prolific historical and educational value, this text is an immensely important piece of literature that will appeal to those with an

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This rare text comprises the 83 of the most important documents in American’s past, presented here with interesting commentaries by such esteemed historians as Arthur Schlesinger and Henry Steele Commager. A book elected for its prolific historical and educational value, this text is an immensely important piece of literature that will appeal to those with an interest in the political past of America and constitutes a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Spanning the spectrum of American’s diverse history as it was made and as it was lived, this fascinating book contains: The Declaration on Independence, The American Constitution, The Monroe Doctrine, Mary Easty’s Petition of an Accused Witch, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Address on the Divorce Bill, Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health, and many other important texts intrinsic to the history of the United States. Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819– 1892) was a famous American poet, journalist, and essayist, most famous for his life’s work, Leaves Of Grass. Originally published in 1904, this scarce text is proudly republished here with a new prefatory biography of the author.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Published for the first time in paperback, this short essay is composed of 110 notes for a linguistic project never completed by the poet. At the core of the effort: a celebration of the American language's past and its possibilities. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930100230
Publisher:
Holy Cow! Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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An American Primer 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean, what can you say? It's Walt Whitman. A thought-provoking exploration into words and language, but this "story" consists of what would have become lecture notes had Whitman ever even gotten that far with them. Not sure how much of the apparent typos can be blamed on that, and how many are transcription errors. There seems to be some problems with the layout of the pages, too.
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