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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Samuel Woodworth (1785-1842)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Samuel Woodworth was born in Massachusetts, but spent his adult life in New York. He was author of a historical romance of the War of 1812 entitled The Champions of Freedom , as well as two volumes of poetry, which included his most famous poem, "The Old Oaken Bucket."


Works in the EAF Collection

The Champions of Freedom; or, The Mysterious Chief. A Romance of the Nineteenth Century, Founded on the War between the United States and Great Britain (1816) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)