What Gives the Wheat Fields Blades of Steel?
DESCRIPTION: "What gives the wheatfields blades of steel? What points the rebel cannon?... What breaks the oath Of the men of the south?... Hark to the answer: Slavery." The evils of slavery, and the poison and treason it causes, are described in detail
AUTHOR: Words: John Greenleaf Whittier / Music: Martin Luther
EARLIEST DATE: 1862
KEYWORDS: slave slavery freedom political nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 285-286, "We Wait Beneath the Furnace Blast" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-BoA, pp. 236-237, "What Gives the Wheat Fields Blades of Steel?" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, (Ein Feste Burg)" (tune)
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