Barrett, Faith & Miller, Cristanne, eds. Words for the Hour: A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry.

Author:Moore, Patricia
Position::Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

BARRETT, Faith & MILLER, Cristanne, eds. "Words for the hour"; a new anthology of American Civil War poetry. Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 396p. notes, illus, c2005. 1-55649-509-6. $24.95. JSA*

This is an annotated and effective organization of the poetry written during and about the Civil War. The first and largest section contains poetry published in newspapers and periodicals before, during and after the war. These poems, arranged by date of publication, range from well-known works such as "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" through lyrics to "All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight" to the many poems sent in to the newspapers of the era, in which poetry was a widespread means of...

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