When his younger brother was wounded in the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, Walt Whitman rushed to his side, thus beginning three years of tending the wounded.

The echoes of Walt Whitman’s ‘Drum-Taps’

It’s difficult to think of a writer as antique as Whitman whose legacy is still as much up for grabs.

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Something to smile about

A new study points to several factors that could explain Americans’ expressivity.