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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Walt Whitman Preview

  • Aired: 04/14/2008
  • 00:31
  • Rating: NR
On a hot summer day in 1855, a 36-year-old writer emerged from an undistinguished printer's shop in Brooklyn, New York, carrying a slim volume of his work. With his book of a dozen poems, Leaves of Grass, he was about to introduce America to a savior.
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Walt Whitman offered up his poetry as a perfect reflection of the America he saw.
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