English Professor Mara N. Scanlon’s interview about Walt Whitman and the famed poet’s experiences as a Civil War nurse will be rebroadcast on the public radio program “With Good Reason” beginning Saturday, June 21.
In 1862, poet Walt Whitman went to Fredericksburg to search in field hospitals for his brother who had been wounded in a Civil War battle. Shocked by the bloodshed, Whitman worked as a nurse for years through the end of the war.
The interview, “Whitman at War,” originally aired in 2009. The segment can be heard online at http://withgoodreasonradio.org/2014/06/america-the-beautiful/.