From the distinguished “English Men of Letters” series comes this biography of Quaker author and activist John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). A member of nineteenth century New England’s family-friendly Fireside Poets School, Whittier was frequently mobbed for his outspoken antislavery beliefs. Written by a fellow abolitionist, this 1902 life story is a wealth of anecdote and reminiscence from Whittier’s boyhood to his death.
About the Author
Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) was an American minister, soldier, abolitionist, and writer. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first African-American regiment. After the war, he continued fighting for racial equality, and for women's rights as well. He was a friend and editor of Emily Dickinson.