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O Captain! My Captain!



Walt Whitman wrote “O Captain! My Captain!” at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. It quickly became his most popular poem, although Whitman did not consider it his best.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3238



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Miller, Edwin. Walt Whitman’s Poetry. 1969.

                            Call Number: PS3238.M45 1969

  • Miller, James E. Walt Whitman. 1990.

                            Call Number: PS3238.M57 1990

  • Whitman, Walt. Selected Poems. 1991.

                            Call Number: PS3204.1991

  • Wiener, Gary. (ed.). Readings on Walt Whitman. 1999.

                           Call Number: PS3238.R38 1999

  • Woodress, James. (ed.). Critical Essays on Walt Whitman. 1983.

                           Call Number: PS3238.C74 1983



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Whitman, Walt



Reference Materials


  • Nineteenth-Century Literature CriticismCall Number: REF PN761.N5

o        Vol. 4, pg. 602

o        Vol. 31, pg. 438

o        Vol. 81, pg. 319, 321

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number: REF PN1010.P6

o        Vol. 3, pg. 404, 418, 422

  •  Poetry for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1112.P752

o        Vol. 2. Pg. 145-160

  • Walt Whitman: an EncyclopediaCall Number: REF PS3230.W35 1998

o        Pg. 473



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