Joel Barlow Writings and Biography

Barlow, Joel; 1754-1812; poet, teacher and statesman; while a college student, 1776, fought in Battle of Long Island; author of epic poem: "The Vision of Columbus" envisioning a majestic future for America; made U.S. Minister to France by President Monroe.


Biographical data courtesy of The American Ideal of 1776: 12 Basic American Principles.