Wendell Phillips Garrison

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Wendell Phillips Garrison
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Born Cambridgeport, Massachusetts
Occupation Journalist, editor

Wendell Phillips Garrison (1840–1907) was an American editor and author.

Early life[edit]

He was born at Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, a son of William Lloyd Garrison. He graduated from Harvard in 1861 and was literary editor of the Nation from 1865 to 1906. [1]


As a young man, Garrison had adopted pacifist and anti-imperialist beliefs. [2] He had assisted E. L. Godkin in establishing the magazine. Henry Villard, who merged the Nation with the New York Evening Post, was Garrison's brother-in-law. Garrison also wrote several books, including What Mr. Darwin Saw, an abridged and illustrated version of Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle for children. [3]


W. P. Garrison contributed to periodicals, compiled Bedside Poetry: a Parents' Assistant (1887), and wrote:



  1. ^ William Lloyd Garrison, Walter M. Merrill (ed.) The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison: Let the Oppressed Go Free, 1861-1867. Harvard University Press, 1979. ISBN 9780674526655 (p.9)
  2. ^ Peter Brock, Pacifism in the United States : from the colonial era to the First World War. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1970. ISBN 9781400878376 (p.701).
  3. ^ Bernard Lightmann, "The Popularization of Evolution and Victorian Culture", in Lightman and Bennett Zon, Evolution and Victorian Culture. Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 9781139992305 (p.302-3).

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