Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 1823, and educated for the ministry at Harvard, abandoned the pulpit for politics in 1858. An ardent abolitionist, he became during the War of Secession colonel of the first coloured regiment, raised by the Federals, He was severely wounded in 1863, and left the service to devote himself to literature, acting from 1881 to 1884 on the State Board of Education. Many of his books are in support of the rights of women, but his larger and smaller History of the United States, his Translation of Epictetus, and his Army Life in a Black Regiment, possess wide interest.