If you prefer to ferret out the advice yourself, we have Whitman's work in Complete Poetry and Collected Prose [811.3 WHI].
Here's a short Whitman poem that reveals the feeling of possibility that he had for this country:
I Dream’d in a Dream
I dream’d in a dream
I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the
whole of the rest of the earth,
I dream’d that was the new city of Friends,
Nothing was greater there
than the quality of robust love, it led the rest,
It was seen every hour in the actions of the men of that city,
And in all their looks and words.
To discover more about the man, view the PBS "American Experience" episode, Walt Whitman [DVD B WHI] or read any of the numerous biographies we have in our adult and children's collections [B WHI or J B WHI].
Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference will be hosting this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up, stop by before you head off for the beach!