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John Whittier

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LaDarius Washington

on 16 April 2010

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JOHN Whittier 1807-1892 Poetry collections * Poems written during the Progress of the Abolition Question in the United States (1837)
* Lays of My Home (1843)
* Voices of Freedom (1846)
* Songs of Labor (1850)[
* The Chapel of the Hermits (1853)
* Home Ballads (1860)
* The Furnace Blast (1862)
* In War Time (1864)
* Snow-Bound (1866)
* The Tent on the Beach (1867)
* Among the Hills (1869)
* The Pennsylvania Pilgrim (1872)
* The Vision of Echard (1878)
* The King's Missive (1881)
* Saint Gregory's Guest (1886)
* At Sundown (1890)
Slave Trade Act Napoleon defeats Russians in battle of Eylau US annexes West Florida from Spain Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state Electric self-starter for automobile patented an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier published the antislavery pamphlet Justice and Expediency,[7] and from there dedicated the next twenty years of his life to the abolitionist cause. One of his most enduring works, Snow-Bound, was first published in 1866. Whittier was surprised by its financial success, earning some $10,000 from the first edition John Whittier's old home in Amesbury, Mass. John Whittier's grave Song of the Negro Boatmen Oh, praise an' tanks! De Lord he come
To set de people free;
An' massa tink it day ob doom,
An' we ob jubilee.
De Lord dat heap de Red Sea waves
He jus' as 'trong as den;

He say de word: we las' night slaves;
To-day, de Lord's freemen.
De yam will grow, de cotton blow,
We'll hab de rice an' corn:
Oh, nebber you fear, if nebber you hear
De driver blow his horn! All the poetry inspired by the Civil War,the "Song of the Negro Boatmen" was one of the most widely printed
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