John Whittier

John Whittier was an American poet and Quaker who advocated for the abolition of slavery. He is often regarded or linked with, the Fireside Poets. His 1866 book, Snow-Bound, is one of his best-known works. Several of his poems were turned into hymns and speak on sentimental and religious themes.

Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, 1862

John Greenleaf Whittier’s ‘Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, 1862’ is an optimistic poem on the end of slavery. This poem is about future hope and aspiration after slavery is abolished by the grace of God.

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