• Launchpad: Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”

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    Walt Whitman registers the title, “Leaves of Grass,” with the U.S. District Court, NY

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    Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

    This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

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    The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

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    Literature of the Civil War

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    Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

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    Seis gigantes de la literatura hispana

    Descubre algunos de los más grandes poetas hispanos.

    Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes

    Six Hispanic Literary Giants

    Explore the great Hispanic poets, from 1600 to present.