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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In Culture, History on February 28, 2009 at 5:05 am


photo courtesy of the Library of Congress 

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, on February 27, 1807.   His legendary poems: The Ride of Paul Revere and The Courtship of Miles Standish are just two examples of how his work continues to shape the cultural understanding of these events even today.  This feature with biographer Charles Calhoun examines Longfellow’s life and work.

Here are some links for more information:

1. Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life by Charles Calhoun (Beacon Press, 2004).
2. Longfellow’s Cambridge Home
3. The Maine Historical Society 

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