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John Greenleaf Whittier

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Whittier, John Greenleaf (hwĭtˈēər) [key], 1807–92, American Quaker poet and reformer, b. near Haverhill, Mass. Whittier was a pioneer in regional literature as well as a crusader for many humanitarian causes.

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