Our Countrymen in Chains

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This poem, written by J.G. Whittier in 1837, conveys the grievances and pain of those who remained enslaved prior to the Civil War. Students should pay attention to the author’s use of figurative language, symbolism, and imagery throughout the piece. This text is for 6th-12th grade students.

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