Walt Whitman and Washington D.C.

Walt Whitman went to Washington, D.C. in 1863 in search of his brother, a Union officer who had been injured in battle. He remained in the… read more

Walt Whitman went to Washington, D.C. in 1863 in search of his brother, a Union officer who had been injured in battle. He remained in the nation’s capital for the next decade, working as a clerk and composing some of his most memorable poetry. Kenneth Price examined the impact the city had on Whitman’s writing and his outlook on a nation amid a tumultuous transition. His book is titled Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City. He was joined by Caterina Bernardini, contributing editor at the Walt Whitman Archive. The National Archives Foundation provided the video for this program. close

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Walt Whitman and Washington D.C.

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Program ID:
508594-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2021 | 7:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 27, 2021 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 21, 2021 | 7:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2021 | 11:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 22, 2021 | 5:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 27, 2021 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 3