Walt Whitman’s Native Representations, Edited by Ed Folsom




This book, written by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association’s Honorary Board Member Ed Folsom, investigates four of the areas he found most fertile for his own poetic development: the evolution of American dictionaries, the growth of the national sport of baseball, the decimation of American Indians, and the development of American photography. From each of these cultural activities, Whitman absorbed key aesthetic lessons that helped him compose his poetry.