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John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
John Greenleaf Whittier was once a national treasure and his creations were once a motivation for curriculums in schools. His poetry is an inspiration to Quakers and anyone who has a passion for the Anti-slavery movement. He was one of the most outspoken abolitionists among his generation. John Greenleaf Whittier dedicated his life to creating literature and was vastly important in influencing social action.
John Whittier’s early life was one of labor and quenching a thirst for writing. He was born into a Quaker, farming family on the17th of December 1807. Whittier lived in Haverhill, Massachusetts along with his mother, father, two sisters and a brother. All five of them worked on the farm but it was not a profitable one. Their economy was quite strict but they managed to live very well. When Whittier was allowed to attend school he first became interested in poetry. According to John Whittier in “Whittier’s Autobiography in Letter Form,...

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