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Timeline for Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
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The Birth of Walt Whitman. Important Bonus Info.: His family was made up of nine children, and they lived in Brooklyn and Long Island in the 1820s and 1830s.
Whitman began to use the printer's trade, and he fell in love with reading.
He began his career as a teacher in the one-room school houses of Long Island, but he taught only until 1841 because he wanted to do journalism as a full-time career.
He left the Brooklyn Daily Eagle to become editor of the New Orleans Crescent.
He returns to Brooklyn, New York and becomes the founder of a "free soil" newspaper, the Brooklyn Freeman while developing his one of kind style of poetry.
Whitman takes out a copyright on the first edition of the Leaves of Grass that was made up of twelve untitled poems and a preface, and he publishes the volume himself.
He sends a copy of it to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
He releases a second edition of the first book that contains thirty-three poems, a letter from Emerson complimenting the first edition, and extensive letter by himself in response.
Whitman travels to Washington, D.C. to take care of his brother who had been hurt in the war.
Whitman settled in Camden, New Jersey, where he had come to for a reason, which was to see and spend time with his dying mother at his brother's home although after suffering a stroke, Whitman found it impossible to go back to Washington, so, instead, he stayed with his brother until the 1882 publication of Leaves of Grass by James R. Osgood that gave him enough money to buy a house in Camden, New Jersey.
The Death of Walt Whitman. In a simple two-story clapboard house, Whitman had spent his remaining years working on additions and revisions to a new edition ofthe book and preparing his final volume of poems and prose, like Good-Bye, My Fancy (David McKay, 1891), and, later after his death on March 26, 1892, he was buried in a tomb, which he had drafted, planned, and built on a lot in Harleigh Cemetery.
The Birth of Emily Dickinson.
The Death of Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson dies of a kidney disease.
The people with whom Emily came to interact with had big impact on her poetry. For example, the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, whom she first met on a trip to Philadelphia, is believed to have given rise to the heartsick flow of verse from Dickinson in the years that followed by some critics, after he left for the West Coast shortly after a visit to her home in 1860. B.T.W. She lived in isolation most of her life.
The last volume of her work was published in 1955.
Dickinson's Poems are published by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd.
Dickinson starts correspondence with Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier.
Dickinson spends a year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.
She travels outside of Amherst, as far as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Her mother dies after battleing with a sickness from some time.
The War of 1812. Dates: June 18, 1812 – February 18, 1815
One of Emily Dickinson's closest friends, Judge Otis Phillips Lord dies, but it is also suspected they could have had a romance going on before his passing.
The Emancipation Proclamation.
The Gettysburg Address is delivered by President Abraham Lincoln.
The American Civil War. Dates: April 12, 1861 – May 13, 1865
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. Dates: August 21,1831 – August 23, 1831
The Chinese Exclusion Act.
The Louisiana Purchase.
Abraham Lincoln is Elected President.
Abraham Lincoln is Assassinated.
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