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Question on Walt Whitman

Filed under: Uncategorized — September 15, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

I was wondering what Walt Whitman’s religious upbringings were? We have talked a lot about him as a prophet-like figure, so I did not know what religious influences he had growing up.

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  1. mscanlon:

    I believe that most people see Quakerism as the strongest religious influence on Whitman– his mother’s family had Quaker roots and he was also influenced by a radical Quaker speaker named Elias Hicks. Much more to learn about than that easy answer, of course…

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