Walt Whitman 's Life And Accomplishments

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Agnes Nikuze
Mr. Taylor
Walt Whitman
December 3 2014

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman is an inspiration to many, one can not really understand America with out him.

Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. He had nine siblings including him, he was also the son of Walter Whitman who was a house builder and Louisa van veils or was his mother. They lived in Brooklyn and Long Island in the 1820s and the 1830s.

When Whitman turned twelve years old he began to lean printers trade, which is now a printing company that provides print materials to resellers at a wholesale rate. As a general rule, these resellers must be in a print-related industry. While he was learning he fell in love with the written word.Largely self-taught, he read voraciously, becoming acquainted with the works of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and the Bible.
Whitman started working as A printer in New York City, that was until a drastic fire demolished the industry, so in 1836 at the age of seventeen he began his career as a teacher in long Islands one room school houses. In 1841 he decided to stop teaching and turned to journalism as a full time career.
He founded a weekly newspaper, long Islander and also edited a number of Brooklyn and New York papers. Whitman left Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1848 to become the editor of Orleans crescent, this was the place he experienced first hand viciousness of slavery in the slave markets of the city.in 1848 he returned…
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