Frances Whipple

Frances Whipple was a prolific reformist, locofoco, Young American writer throughout most of the nineteenth-century.  She contributed immensely to the fields of abolitionism, feminism, the labor movement, Spiritualism, and “Dorrism.”

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The Genius of American Liberty, Part 2

by Frances Whipple in 1867

In the second half of her epic poem, Whipple allows even the most anti-Lincoln of observers insight into the Civil War as a libertarian moment.

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The Genius of American Liberty, Part 1

by Frances Whipple in 1867

In the first half of Whipple’s epic poem, the spirit of freedom (embodied in the form of an ageless eagle) watches over its chosen country.

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Liberty Chimes: Ahmed’s Letters

by Frances Whipple in 1845

In our editor’s second contribution, a Muslim traveler remarks on the perversity of slaveholding and imperial republicanism.