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Janet Hamilton was a self-taught Scots working-class poet who produced four volumes of verse and essays in the later nineteenth century. Using vivid and direct language, she treats topics ranging from problems of working-class life such as alcoholism, the plight of women doing piece-work in the home, and environmental degradation, to European liberation movements which she fervently supported.
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14 October 1795 JH was born Janet Thomson in the parish of Shotts in Lanarkshire, not far from Motherwell. Bibliographic Citation link.
1870 Janet Hamilton's final volume, Poems, Essays, and Sketches, appeared in Glasgow. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 October 1873 JH died at Langloan in Lanarkshire, after nearly twenty years of blindness and being for three years bedridden. Bibliographic Citation link.
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