John Greenleaf Whittier

(1807—1892) American poet and abolitionist

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American poet. He became an ardent Abolitionist; his poems on slavery were collected as Voices of Freedom (1846). He was a regular contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, which he helped to found. He wrote in many genres; his first book, Legends of New‐England in Prose and Verse (1831), was followed by many volumes of verse on political and rural themes, by verse narratives, sonnets, and ballads.

Subjects: Literature.

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