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John Greenleaf Whittier
b. December 17, 1807 – d. September 7, 1892 • Poet • Quaker
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Whittier, John Greenleaf
Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807–92), American *Quaker poet. After working as a journalist until he was about 25, he became the poet-seer of the Anti-Slavery Movement, writing many poems and pamphlets in the cause of liberation, and suffering from mob-violence and political hate. His fervent Christianity,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Whittier, John Greenleaf
Whittier, John Greenleaf(1807–92). Known as the Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier was also a leading opponent of slavery as well as a journalist and humanitarian. He is characterized by the titles and subtitles of biographies of him: Quaker Militant, Bard of Freedom, and Friend of Man.Whittier was
Who’s Who in Christian History
Whittier, John Greenleaf
Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807–1892)American poetWhittier was born to poor parents of Quaker and Puritan ancestry on a farm near Haverhill, Massachusetts, north of Boston. His schooling beyond the elementary grades consisted of two terms in a local academy, financed by Whittier’s schoolteaching and