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The second of nine children,  he was immediately nicknamed "Walt" to distinguish him from his father.
The oldest was named Jesse and another boy died unnamed at the age of six months. The couple's sixth son, the youngest, was named Edward.
Whitman served as publisher, editor, pressman, and distributor and even provided home delivery. After ten months, he sold the publication to E. Crowell, whose first issue appeared on July 12, After a local preacher called him a " Sodomite ", Whitman was allegedly tarred and feathered. Biographer Justin Kaplan notes that the story is likely untrue, because Whitman regularly vacationed in the town thereafter.
In these essays, he adopted a constructed persona, a technique he would employ throughout his career. Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison derided the party philosophy as "white manism. Present-day writers have called Manly Health and Training "quirky",  "so over the top",  "a pseudoscientific tract",  and "wacky".
Leaves of Grass Whitman claimed that after years of competing for "the usual rewards", he determined to become a poet. George "didn't think it worth reading".
The succeeding untitled twelve poems totaled lines— lines belonging to the first untitled poem, later called " Song of Myself ".
The book received its strongest praise from Ralph Waldo Emersonwho wrote a flattering five-page letter to Whitman and spoke highly of the book to friends. Though the second edition was already printed and bound, the publisher almost did not release it.
Whitmore", which Whitman worried was a reference to his brother George. ChaseSecretary of the Treasury, hoping he would grant Whitman a position in that department. Chase, however, did not want to hire the author of such a disreputable book as Leaves of Grass.
On September 30,Whitman's brother George was captured by Confederates in Virginia,  and another brother, Andrew Jackson, died of tuberculosis compounded by alcoholism on December 3. The fifty-cent pamphlet defended Whitman as a wholesome patriot, established the poet's nickname and increased his popularity.
Today, it is open to the public as the Walt Whitman House. After suffering a paralytic stroke in earlyWhitman was induced to move from Washington to the home of his brother—George Washington Whitman, an engineer—at Stevens Street in Camden, New Jersey.
His mother, having fallen ill, was also there and died that same year in May. Both events were difficult for Whitman and left him depressed.
He remained at his brother's home until buying his own in While in residence there he was very productive, publishing three versions of Leaves of Grass among other works.The HyperTexts English Poetry Timeline and Chronology English Literature Timeline and Chronology World Literature Timeline and Chronology This is a timeline of English poetry and literature, from the earliest Celtic, Gaelic, Druidic, Anglo-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman works, to the present day.
Kantianism, either the system of thought contained in the writings of the epoch-making 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant or those later philosophies that arose from the study of Kant’s writings and drew their inspiration from his principles.
Only the latter is the concern of this article. A philosophy pioneered by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 's and 's, in which each person has direct communication with God and Nature, and there is no need for organized churches. Most well-known Transcendentalist authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau The most famous Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson was the best-known and most influential transcendentalist.
People who changed the United States. A list of over 50 people who changed America and helped to influence the United States. 18th Century. Thomas Jefferson () was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, which asserted rights and freedoms of American citizens.
Thomas Jefferson passed the Statue of Religious Liberty for Virginia, which was an early right to give. Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, – April 27, Carlyle in particular was a strong influence on him; Emerson would later serve as an unofficial literary agent in the United States for Carlyle, Fuller would prove to be an important figure in transcendentalism.
Emerson anonymously published his first essay, "Nature", on September 9,