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Was Walt Whitman a champion of democracy?

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naireta2012 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM via web

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Was Walt Whitman a champion of democracy?

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mcfox1948 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted February 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM (Answer #1)

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The American Bard was a huge proponent of democracy. Whitman celebrated humanity in all of its forms. Freedom was a large part of this celebrated humanity because of its roots in freedom and democracy. Whitman believed every human was equal, had a right to be human, to make mistakes; freedom and democracy emphasizes his belief in equality.

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