Born in Massachusetts to a family of merchants and seamen, Clapp traveled to Paris to translate the socialist writings of Fourier.
Chronicles in great detail Walt Whitman's life during the first years of the Civil War, a period that had previously been overlooked by scholars and biographers. Provides information about Whitman's time at Pfaff's bar, including the identity of the mysterious woman Ellen Eyre, who was not a woman at all but a cross-dressing male con artist named William Kinney.
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015