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Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929) America

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.031 Author/Creator: Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed document signed Date: circa 1905 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Also known as "America the Beautiful," Bates' lyrics begin "O beautiful for spacious skies..." Four stanzas, carbon printed.

People: Bates, Katherine Lee

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: National Song, Religion, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Woman Author, Women's History, Music, Patriotism

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform