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Miller, Alice (nee Duer)

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors


1874 - Born on July 28th in New York, New York. An American poet and novelist whose long poem The White Cliffs was immensely successful throughout the English-speaking world.

1895 - She studied mathematics and astronomy at Barnard College beginning, earning her way through publishing short stories, essays and poems in national magazines.

1899 - She graduated in June and married Henry Wise Miller in October of that year.

1915-1917 - She also traveled and worked for woman suffrage, writing a column "Are Women People?" for the New York Tribune. Her columns were published as Are Women People? and more columns as Women are People!.

1940 - Her story, The White Cliffs, is perhaps her best-known story, and its World War II theme of a marriage of an American to a British soldier made it a favorite on both sides of the Atlantic.

1942 - Died on August 22nd in New York.


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