A collection of poems by the respected New England poet of the 19th century. He was a Quaker who opposed slavery and other injustices in his writing. The title poem, "Snow-Bound," had its origins as Whittier's attempt to recreate his farm boyhood and to memorialize now-dead family members, like his mother and sister Elizabeth. Other poems in this volume include: "The Quaker of the Olden Time," "Sunset on the Bear Camp," "The Tent on the Beach," "Ichabod," "A Sea-Dream," etc. As the voice of the New England villager and farmer prior to industrialization, his work portrays an important period in American history.