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Media Component - Audio Title - Listen: Political Scientist Dominic Tierney Calls "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Country's Second Anthem

audio Audio Abstract - "'The Battle Hymn' is a thread woven into the national public. Its words are kind of carved into the narrative arc of the American story." In a recent conversation on NPR's All Things Considered, political scientist Dominic Tierney discusses the song's significance and longevity. "It was about the Union cause," he says. "But it was also about much more deeper and profound themes than that." more
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Media Component - Audio Title - Listen: Political Scientist Dominic Tierney Calls "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Country's Second Anthem

audio Audio Abstract - "'The Battle Hymn' is a thread woven into the national public. Its words are kind of carved into the narrative arc of the American story." In a recent conversation on NPR's All Things Considered, political scientist Dominic Tierney discusses the song's significance and longevity. "It was about the Union cause," he says. "But it was also about much more deeper and profound themes than that." more
Audio [10:15m] | Download MP3