John Greenleaf Whittier
The 1866 publication of his long poem Snow-Bound brought John Greenleaf Whittier popular acclaim and financial security. But literary success was of secondary importance to him: his priorities were dictated by his Quaker faith and his courageous battle against slavery. Whittier was born and raised on a farm near Haverhill, Massachusetts, and felt a strong kinship throughout his life with the hard-working, rural poor.
Poems By JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
Articles About JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
POET’S REGION U.S., New England
SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian
LIFE SPAN 1807–1892