Counterpoint
7:04 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Interview with Randall Fuller

Fuller's Latest Book - From Battlefields Rising: How The Civil War Transformed American Literature
Fuller's Latest Book - From Battlefields Rising: How The Civil War Transformed American Literature
Credit Randall Fuller

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with with author Professor Randall Fuller about what symbolic role the Civil War ought to play in our imaginations or in our cultural landscape.

The Civil War: America's epic battle with itself, transformed every aspect of American culture, including its great writers like Whitman, Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Frederick Douglass.

Fuller spoke in Memphis at Rhodes College on April 11th, discussing "Walt Whitman's Civil War" as part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. They talk about Fuller's latest book, From Battlefield's Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature