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Religious Poems:

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ISBN-10: 1406522422

ISBN-13: 9781406522426

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Greenleaf Whittier

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Whittier, the Quaker poet, was a "man of peace" but also "the poet militant." While his nonconformist religion demanded passive resistance in the physical arena, he was vigorous in opposition to slavery and the enemies of democratic principles. Born near Haverhill, Massachusetts, and educated at local schools, Whittier became editor of several country newspapers and in 1831 published his first book, Legends of New England in Prose and Verse. This was followed by a number of volumes of poetry, nearly 20 between 1836 and the outbreak of the Civil War, but a literary life was not uppermost in Whittier's mind during these turbulent years. Having been drawn into the antislavery movement by…