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The long life of Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”

August 24, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, journalism, writers, writing.

When William Wadsworth Longfellow wrote “Paul Revere’s Ride” in 1860 and published it in The Atlantic in the January 1861 issue, he had a goal in mind. He wanted to create a clarion call to his fellow citizens to recognize the danger to the Republican by the secession of Southern states and for those citizens • Read More »

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