Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

I have learned a great deal over the years about Whitman from my friends and colleagues in the Whitman scholarly community, and I thank them all. Ken Price, Ted Genoways, Jerry Loving, Betsy Erkkila, and Alan Trachtenberg have been particularly influential in my reading of Democratic Vistas, as has my former student...

Abbreviations

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p. ix

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Textual Note

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pp. xi-xiii

Whitman had originally imagined Democratic Vistas would be a text that, like Leaves of Grass, would expand and evolve over many years. In a manuscript sketch of himself that he wrote in the third person, Whitman said: “Besides LEAVES OF GRASS this author has also published a prose work, DEMOCRATIC VISTAS, treating of religious, social, political...

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The Vistas of Democratic Vistas: An Introduction

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pp. xv-lxvii

Whitman’s powerful and evocative title, Democratic Vistas, is much better known than the essay it names. Widely used in American culture over the past century, “democratic vistas” has served as the title for numerous books and countless essays and has become a kind of shorthand phrase for that distinctly American sense that the nation’s egalitarian fulfillment...

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Democratic Vistas [Includes General Notes}

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pp. 3-84

AMERICA, filling the present with greatest deeds and problems, cheerfully accepting the past, including Feudalism, (as, indeed, the present is but the legitimate birth of the past, including feudalism,) counts, as I reckon, for her justification and success, (for who, as yet, dare claim success?) almost entirely on the future. Nor is that hope unwarranted. To-day,...

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Annotations for Democratic Vistas

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pp. 85-134

Full publication information is given for criticism cited in the notes, except for criticism that is included in the “Selected Bibliography of Works about Democratic Vistas,” where full publication information is provided. Abbreviations of cited works by Whitman can be found on page ix at the front of this book. Whitman originally intended to include...

Selected Bibliography of Works about Democratic Vistas [Includes Back Cover]

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pp. 135-144