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A year after the close of the Civil War, William Cullen Bryant, longtime editor of the New York Evening Post and the first American poet to attain international prominence, hailed the demise of slavery's "cruel reign."
The bizarre Civil War-era short story by a physician, which many readers erroneously mistook for fact
Personal musings from the renowned American author