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Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [1835].
Courtesy of Michigan State University Libraries.

Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America.


America's Library is designed for children and their families to explore people, places, and events in American history. Areas of America's Library that focus on poetry or poetry-related events are listed below.

America's Library Poetry Features


Paul Laurence Dunbar

Langston Hughes

James Weldon Johnson

Archibald MacLeish

Edgar Allan Poe

Phillis Wheatley

Cowboy Poetry

Overview of Cowboy Poetry

Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora


Abraham Lincoln's childhood verse

Clement Moore Is Believed to Have Written "A Visit from St. Nicholas"

Robert Frost Reads Poem at JFK's Inauguration

Walt Whitman sends publisher corrections to "O Captain! My Captain!"

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