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Biography Organizer

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Biography Organizer
Poet name: John Greenleaf Whittier
Early Life
His birth parents were John and Abigail
He grew up in a farm with his parents, brother, two sisters, aunt and uncle, however, there was barely enough money to get by
His first published poem was in the Newberry Free Press on June 8, 1826, without his consent because his sister sent it
When he became of age,he wanted to go to Haverhill Academy and decide to become a shoemaker to pay the first part of his tuition in the second term he was a teacher in what is now Merrimac, Massachusetts
When he finished High School, the editor who printed his poem, Garrison, gave him a job on The National Philanthropist as an editor
He got another job as editor of American Manufacturer in Boston in 1830 he became a editor at New England Weekly Review
He published his peom Song of the Vermonter in 1879 under the name of Ethan Allen
In 1838-1840 he was the editor of Pennsylvania Freeman
Interests and Hobbies
He liked to read Quaker books, which inspired his thoughts and beliefs

Awards and Accomplishments
He was one of the founding members of the American Anti-Slavery Society
He signed the Anti-Slavery Declaration of 1833 "which he considered the most significant action of his life
Some say his greatest deed was "convincing Charles Sumner to run on the Free-Soil ticket for the U.S. Senate
Contributions to Society
For 20 years he fought against slavery
From 1835-1838, he traveled throughout the north trying to convince people to be against slavery, where he was sometimes mobbed, stoned,or run out of town
Because he thought that in order to abolish slavery they needed to be involved politically he helped turn the Liberty Party into the Free- Soil Party
Birth Date and Place
December 17, 1807 in Haverhill, Massachusets
Death Date and Place:
September 7, 1892 at a friend's home in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Important Dates and Events
Other Interesting Information
He was color-blind
He was always sickly and frail so he couldn't do much physical work
He never married
His poems for a while were inspired by the Civil War
In the 1820's Whittier lost a congressional election and went home where he met Garrison again who got him into the abolition of slavery movement
Around 1845, as a result of stress, worsened health, and the dangers of mob violence, he suffered a ohysical breakdown and returned home to Amesbury
In 1859, he wanted to marry his close friend, Elizabeth Lloyd Howell, but decided not to do it
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