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BOLTON, SARAH KNOWLES (1841–1916) Popular History Sarah Knowles Bolton was born in Farmington, Connecticut, on September 15, 1841, daughter of John Segar and Elizabeth Mary (Miller) Knowles and descendant of Joseph Jenckes, governor of Rhode Island from 1727 to 1732, and Col. John Ally, a historian of the Pequot War. Her father died when she was eleven, and she and her mother went to live with an uncle, Samuel Miller, and later another uncle, Col. H. L. Miller, a Hartford lawyer. Sarah was considered a precocious and gifted child; she published a poem at age fifteen.
Over the next forty-two years, Laura Bene´t wrote Enchanting Jenny Lind (1939); Young Edgar Allan Poe (1941); Washington Irving (1944); Thackeray (1947); Coleridge, Poet of Wild Enchantment (1952); a biographical introduction to Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (1952); a biographical introduction to Thackeray’s Henry Esmond (1952); Stanley, Invincible Explorer (1955); and biographies of her famous brothers, William and Stephen Vincent. She also wrote compilations of biographies such as Famous American Poets (1950); Famous American Humorists (1959); Famous Poets for Young People (1964); Famous English and American Essayists (1966); Famous Storytellers for Young People (1968); and BERGER, IRIS BROWN 17 Famous New England Authors (1970).
Washington. Blacks in the Year 2000. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1981. Stability, Security, and Continuity. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978. Military Necessity and Civil Rights Policy: Black Citizenship and the Constitution, 1861– 1868. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1977. Black Resistance/White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971; reprint Penguin, 1994. ADDITIONAL SOURCES The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University houses Mary Frances Berry’s papers.