Besides "Rip Van Winle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" are there any other stories that have something to do with politics during that time period?
You might like to consider "The Devil and Tom Walker" and the way that it describes the involvement of the devil figure that appears in this story in various political events of America, especially regarding its genesis. Although these aren't specifically related to any of the major political events that we can see referred to in, for example, "Rip Van Winkle ," such as the Civil War, at the same time, there is...
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