Forgotten Poems Recovered by American Civil War Research

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American Civil War poetry that sheds light on a neglected chapter of the era’s literary history has been recovered and made freely available online after 150 years.

The ground-breaking edition of poems, including many pieces by little-known African American writers, has been published online following extensive research by Dr Rebecca Weir at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Elizabeth Lorang at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read more in the University’s Research Feature.

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