HARVEST AND VINTAGE.
Title:Harvest and Vintage
Author:A. J. Duganne
Publication:The Bolton Chronicle
Date:16th August 1862
Reflecting the interest in the American war in Lancashire this republication from the Prairie Farmer magazine by A.J. Duganne, asserts that morality is the most important element of a nation and metaphorically depicts the wheat separated from the chaff by angels of freedom and war. The American Civil War is figured as a battle for ‘The heart and soul of our nation!”, and the agrarian imagery conforms not just to British conceptions of the American landscape, but to British ideals of rural simplicity as opposed to urban industrial regions. – SR