Walt Whitmans Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitmans Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855 Jason Stacy

ISBN: 9781433101533

Published: April 12th 2008

Hardcover

168 pages


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Walt Whitmans Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitmans Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855  by  Jason Stacy

Walt Whitmans Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitmans Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855 by Jason Stacy
April 12th 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 168 pages | ISBN: 9781433101533 | 10.64 Mb

In the fifteen years before the publication of Leaves of Grass (1855), Walt Whitman constructed three authoritative voices by which he engaged the upheavals endemic to the Industrial Revolution. Through these public personas, found mostly in hisMoreIn the fifteen years before the publication of Leaves of Grass (1855), Walt Whitman constructed three authoritative voices by which he engaged the upheavals endemic to the Industrial Revolution. Through these public personas, found mostly in his journalism, Whitman offered remedies for American artisans who had lost their economic autonomy and status.

Instead of attacking broad forces beyond worker control, Whitman blamed artisans for oppressing themselves through the temptations of consumerism and affectation. Walt Whitmans Multitudes places the first edition of Leaves of Grass on par with Whitmans journalism and exposes a writer different from most poetry-directed analyses.

In doing so, it traces Whitmans public voice as he wrestled intimately with the debates of his day: conspicuous consumption, nativism, slavery, and, through it all, labor and the status of the new working class.



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