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Title: Principal products

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03415

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Ty Alyea, Nicole Gray, and Matt Cohen



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Principal products

Delaware—Wheat (The wheat of Delaware and Maryland


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The measureless maize fields of the earth—the tall, gracefull long‑ leafed maize—slender, bright‑green—with tassels— with beautiful ears, each folded in its husks—the beautiful maize!


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an entirely new system, theory, & practice of Education, viz: to do that which will teach to think—every one for himself—giving facts, data


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The honey and beeswax of Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee, The rice of South Carolina and Georgia—The wool of Ohio and of the Empire State,—The tobacco of Virginia and Maryland The cotton of Georgia Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina Georgia, South Carolina and Texas,—The sugar of Louisiana.




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