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Whittier, John Greenleaf

David Grant

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

John Greenleaf WhittierIntroductionJohn Greenleaf Whittier (b. 1807–d. 1892) was a major 19th-century American poet, best known for his anti-slavery p...

Wideman, John Edgar

Keith Byerman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

John Edgar WidemanIntroductionJohn Edgar Wideman was born 14 June 1941 in Washington, DC, to Edgar and Bette French Wideman. They soon moved back to t...

Williams, Tennessee

John Bak

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Tennessee Williams Introduction Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III (b. 1911–d. 1983) was a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. Born in C...

Wilson, August

Dana A. Williams, Aja Storm Kennedy

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

August WilsonIntroductionAugust Wilson (b. 1945–d. 2005) was born Frederick August Kittel Jr. in the Hill District of Pittsburgh to a German immigrant...

Winthrop, John

Francis J. Bremer

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

John Winthrop Introduction John Winthrop (b. 1588–d. 1649) was the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was first chosen by the ...

Wister, Owen

Gary Scharnhorst

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Owen WisterIntroductionBorn into a patrician Philadelphia family, a descendant of Pierce Butler, a signator of the Constitution, and the grandson of t...

Wolf, Emma

Barbara Cantalupo

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Emma Wolf Introduction Author of five novels, poetry, and short fiction, Emma Wolf (b. 1865–d. 1932) was the first American Jewish writer publ...

Woolson, Constance Fenimore

Anne Boyd Rioux

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Constance Fenimore WoolsonIntroductionConstance Fenimore Woolson (b. 1840–d. 1894) was considered the most accomplished American woman writer of the l...

Wright, Richard

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Richard WrightIntroductionThe African American literary icon Richard Wright (b. 1908–d. 1960) began his life as the son of sharecroppers on a Mississi...

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