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Season 2007 Episode 09.19.07

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Paul Revere's Ride

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Paul Revere's Ride
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Charles Bahne, independent historian, discusses how Longfellow came to write about Paul Revere. Eighty-five years after Paul Revere made his ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow set pen to paper and turned the midnight rider into an instant legend. New research has uncovered some fascinating discoveries about Longfellow's poem. Bahne discusses the poem's publication history, changes made to the text over time, and why the poem is not historically accurate.moreless
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