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Maria White Lowell

(1821—1853)


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(1821–53), married J.R. Lowell (1844), and was important in her own right as the author of poems, 20 of which were published in 1855, and a complete collection in 1907 and 1936. She stimulated her husband's interests in antislavery and the Transcendentalist movement. Her poetry, with a few exceptions, is considered cultivated but derivative, and her greatest work is the Abolitionist poem Africa.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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