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01.05 19TH CENTURY FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE R.A. Leatherberry 9/3/2020 Through my research on Herman Melville’s poem, “ The Martyr ”, written in 1865, I could conclude that this poem was talking about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. “Good Friday was the day Of the prodigy and crime, When they killed him in his pity,” (Melville, 1865) April 14th, 1865 was Good Friday and that happened to be the date Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. The democracy at the time was dealing with the Civil War and civil rights for African Americans. Finally with my research on Sojourner Truth’s speech, “ Ain’t I a Woman ?”, I could see that within this speech, Truth was preaching about civil rights for African Americans and women. “Then they talk about this thing in the head; what’s this they call it? [member of audience whispers, “intellect”] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s

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