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Longfellow: Common Man, American Poet

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Maine Historical Society

Dramatic improvements in print technology and book distribution in the pre Civil War period were significant to Longfellow's success as a poet.

The antebellum years, which have been called the "American Renaissance," produced Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, and Longfellow.


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