John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 17 Dec 1807
  • Death Date: 7 Sept 1892
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"Barbara Frietchie"
Poem describing the patriotism of a ninety-year old woman as General Stonewall Jackson marches through Frederick, Maryland.
"The Barefoot Boy"
"Blessing on thee, little man, Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan!"
Maud Muller
A brief encounter causes a lifetime of remorseful reflection on what might have been.
Stanzas for the Times
Poem referring to a pro-slavery meeting in Faneuil Hall in August of 1835.
Snow Bound - A Winter Idyl
As a way to pass the time during a raging snowstorm, family members exchange stories by the fireside.