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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) [Allegorical verses on slavery]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05570 Author/Creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1850s Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.5 x 18.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Written in Harriet Beecher Stowe's hand. Her clipped signature ("H B Stowe") has been pasted to the end of the poem. Despite being in Stowe's hand and having the addition of Stowe's signature, both poems are actually 1842 works on slavery by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the first being a poem in five stanzas dedicated to William E. Channing. The second in three stanzas is titled "The Warning."

People: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Women's HistoryAbolitionReform MovementSlaveryAfrican American HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsPoetry

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