The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5462   Message #2709182
Posted By: mg
26-Aug-09 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: America, The Beautiful
Subject: RE: Origins: America, The Beautiful
It is a pretty song someone supposedly wrote on a train trip. Do we have reason to believe she was really into manifest destiny? Of course she might have absorbed it in the spirit of the times but is this a post-hoc academic evaluation of a pretty song or was it intended for some political purpose when it was written? mg