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John Greenleaf Whittier

Poet, Activist (17-Dec-1807 — 7-Sep-1892)


Whitman Bennett. Whittier: Bard of Freedom. University of North Carolina Press. 1941. 359pp.

Richard Burton. John Greenleaf Whittier. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company. 1901. 134pp.

George Rice Carpenter. John Greenleaf Whittier. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin. 1903. 311pp.

Annie Fields. Whittier: Notes of His Life and of His Friendships. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1893. 103pp. Credited as "Mrs. James T. Fields."

Thomas Wentworth Higginson. John Greenleaf Whittier. Macmillan. 1902. 196pp.

W. Sloane Kennedy. John Greenleaf Whittier: His Life, Genius, and Writings. Akron, OH: Saalfield Publishing Company. 1903. 373pp.

Jayne K. Kribbs. Critical Essays on John Greenleaf Whittier. G. K. Hall. 1980. 228pp.

Lewis Leary. John Greenleaf Whittier. Twayne. 1962. 189pp.

Georgina King Lewis. John Greenleaf Whittier: His Life and Work. Headley Brothers. 1913. 224pp.

Albert Mordell. Quaker Militant, John Greenleaf Whittier. Kennikat Press. 1969. 354pp.

Bliss Perry. John Greenleaf Whittier: A Sketch of His Life. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin. 1907. 522pp.

John B. Pickard. John Greenleaf Whittier: An Introduction and Interpretation. Barnes & Noble. 1961. 145pp.

John A. Pollard. John Greenleaf Whittier: Friend of Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1949. 615pp.

Francis H. Underwood. John Greenleaf Whittier: A Biography. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1884. 413pp.

Elizabeth Gray Vining. Mr. Whittier. Viking Press. 1974. 169pp.

Albert J. von Frank. Whittier: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography. Garland. 1976. 273pp.

Edward Wagenknecht. John Greenleaf Whittier: A Portrait in Paradox. Oxford University Press. 1967. 272pp.


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  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1220)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1554)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.1131)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.253)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.823)

  12. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.405)

  13. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.811-13)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1112)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.793)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.514)

  17. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.730)

  18. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1199)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

  20. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.485)

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