On a hot summer day in 1855, a 36-year-old writer emerged from an undistinguished printer's shop in Brooklyn, New York, carrying a slim volume of his work. With his book of a dozen poems, Leaves of Grass, he was about to introduce America to a savior.Premiere Date: April 13, 2008 | Runtime: 00:00:31
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American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.