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Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

So, I called myself Pip…..

On this day in 1861, Chapters 48 & 49 of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations appeared in serial form in Harper’s Weekly. Harper’s also reprinted a poem from Punch magazine with the British view of the American war. O JONATHAN and JEFFERSON, come listen to my song; I can’t decide, my word upon, which of you […]

Slowly Disappearing Were the Days of the Southern Belle

Upon scrolling through the June 1861 edition of the Southern Literary Messenger: A Magazine Devoted to Literature, Science, and Art, I stumbled upon a poem that was likely written just before the onset of the war, but to me, shows the struggle of women during the war. “Fallen” was a submission written in early 1861 […]