Battle Pieces And Aspects Of War

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American realism 1850-1900 Culmination of 40 years of conflict Federal vs. states rights Slavery Southern dependence on the north Emerson professed for years that the war was inevitable Spoke with groups of northern soldiers "Sometimes gunpowder smells good" Continued to speak to soldiers whom returned home disillusioned Expressed respect for the souths will, but support for the North's vision Whitman and the War Documented the gloomy return of soldiers after Bull Run Traveled to VA in 1862 to find his brother who was wounded in battle Served as a volunteer hospital worker Worked for 3 years Optimistic view of human nature Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War Dark, pessimistic view of the war War seemed to strip humanity

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