Explicating Longfellow’s “Christmas Bells”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a committed abolitionist who viewed slavery as an abomination and the Civil War as a just cause for the Union, as long as it resulted in an end to slavery and subsequent reconciliation between the North and South. “Christmas Bells” references the Civil War directly as a result of a personal … Read moreExplicating Longfellow’s “Christmas Bells”