in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Ethnic Politics; Race and Politics; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1140 words.
Whitfield, James Monroe (10 April 1822–23 April 1871), African-American poet, abolitionist, and emigrationist, was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, the son of parents whose names are unknown....