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By Lynn Sherr

ISBN-10: 1586480855

ISBN-13: 9781586480851

We've all sung it one thousand instances, and so much folks be aware of at the very least the 1st verse by way of middle. "America the attractive" has been referred to as a hymn, a prayer, even the "national heartbeat set to music." a number of proposals and part a dozen money owed in Congress have attempted to switch our nationwide anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," with this extra lyrical, much less militaristic music. yet who is aware the tale at the back of the track? In the United States the attractive, Lynn Sherr tells the tale of Katharine Lee Bates, a poet and pioneering younger English professor on the newly verified Wellesley collage, who penned "America the gorgeous" at age 33, as she gazed over the wonderful landscape from the pinnacle of Pike's height, Colorado. The poem, released years afterward July four, 1895, struck a chord. american citizens embraced it and instantly set it to tune, testing at the least seventy four various melodies. there have been even Mexican, Canadian, and Australian models. interpreting the lyrics of "America the attractive" and the tale of Katharine Lee Bates's strange lifestyles, Lynn Sherr opens a window onto the transferring international of past due nineteenth century the USA. She explores the lingering impression of the Civil conflict and the dramatic advancements in trade and expertise, which formed the yankee Century and the recognition of 1 very good, stirring song.

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