Thomas Low Nichols


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(1815–1901), journalist known for his reform and radical ideas, whose book Forty Years of American Life: 1821–1861 (1864) furnishes one of the most interesting sources of information on everyday American life in its period. Among his other works are three novels on contemporary life in New York City, Ellen Ramsay (1843), The Lady in Black (1844), and Raffle for a Wife (1845). When he could not subscribe to the principles of a government prosecuting a Civil War, he left (1861) to spend the rest of his life expatriated in London.


From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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