Born in Massachusetts to a family of merchants and seamen, Clapp traveled to Paris to translate the socialist writings of Fourier.
This essay looks at "poems, parodies, homages, reviews, and essays concerning Whitman that were either first published or reprinted in the Saturday Press," arguing that Henry Clapp used these pieces not only to publicize Whitman's poetry, but to depict him as "a factional poet of the North."
Gailey identifies Clapp as the author of this review.
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