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American Experience | Walt Whitman Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: American Experience #2008
Broadcast Date: Apr. 14, 2008

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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Post Date: September 7, 2011