In Haverhill, Massachusetts to John and Abigail Whittier
Sister sent "The Exile's Departure" to the Newburyport 'Free Press' and was published by William Lloyd Garrison
Completed a high school education in two terms
Centered in Hartford, Connecticut; one of the most popular newspapers from New England
Suffers nervous breakdown and returns home
He anonymously published it in the New England Weekly Review
The leading antislavery newspaper in the North
Whittier was one of the leading founders of the political party
An essay about the John Fountain, a black slave who was imprisoned for helping slaves escape.
Voted for Lincoln both times for his support of antislavery
One of his most poignant and famous of works
Whittier turns to other forms of poetry
" I like him better than any public reader I have ever before heard."
Spends the few remaining years of his life in his cousin's home of Oak Knoll