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Douglas Rogers Egerton
Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY 13214-1301)
The Ally: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston Brahmin, Radical Minister, Labor Agitator, Vigilance Committee Activist, Kansas Jayhawker, Secret Six Conspirator, Feminist Essayist, Warrior, Socialist

Research for a biography of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911), artist and public intellectual of the 19th Century.

Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) has been remembered as a soldier, poet, scholar, historian, feminist, and radical. Although Higginson enjoys cameos in virtually every book written on antebellum reform, women’s rights, or the Civil War, the only complete biography was published fifty-two years ago and did not offer rigorous documentation. Drawing on archival materials housed in the Boston area, the proposed biography of Higginson will offer lay readers, students, and specialists in American literature an opportunity to appreciate this fascinating, multi-faceted man’s life. [Edited by staff]

Project fields:
American Literature; American Studies; U.S. History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2020 – 8/31/2021