Entry updated 25 September 2023. Tagged: Author.
(1871-1963) US artist, playwright and author, perhaps best known for The Sympathy of the People: A Drama of Today (1920), a nonfantastic advocacy of labour reform based on the Boston police strike of 1919. Utopia Dawns (coll 1934) contains essays on Utopias, including texts by Sir Thomas More, William Morris, H G Wells and others; an appended original tale, which describes the communal Stellarnia, a Star-City, is based on socialist premises argued by Wells. [JC]
John Pratt Whitman
born Louisville, Kentucky: 1871
works (highly selected)
- Utopia Dawns (Boston, Massachusetts: Utopia Publishing Company, 1934) [nonfiction and fiction: coll: hb/uncredited]
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