Joel Chandler Harris

1848 - 1908

Joel Chandler Harris

Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years, Harris spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at The Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880–1889), which stressed regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joel Chandler Harris has received more than 461,119 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,229th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 4,223 out of 4,883Before him are Virginie Despentes, Scott O'Dell, Colm Tóibín, Nicholas Meyer, Atiq Rahimi, and Michael Scott. After him are Philip Massinger, Izaak Walton, Eva Ibbotson, William Harrison Ainsworth, Robert Bly, and Michael Cristofer.

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Among people born in 1848, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 77Before him are Otto Bütschli, Henry Augustus Rowland, Amos Burn, Matthew Webb, Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde, and Surendranath Banerjee. After him are Helen Allingham, Lewis Howard Latimer, Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Bernard Bosanquet, and W. G. Grace. Among people deceased in 1908, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 65Before him are Charles Augustus Young, Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević, Radoje Domanović, Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Ignacio de Veintemilla, and Manuel Curros Enríquez. After him are John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun and Redvers Buller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 6,628 out of 12,171Before him are Yvette Mimieux (1942), Francis George (1937), Steve Prefontaine (1951), John E. Blaha (1942), Richard Denning (1914), and Ronald McNair (1950). After him are Landon Donovan (1982), Steve Lawrence (null), Mike Krzyzewski (1947), Sam Hanks (1914), Bobby Vee (1943), and Aaron Neville (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 525Before him are Ernie Pyle (1900), Avram Davidson (1923), Stephen Hunter (1946), Daniel Quinn (1935), Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1815), and Nicholas Meyer (1945). After him are Robert Bly (1926), Kathy Acker (1947), Zitkala-Sa (1876), Tobias Wolff (1945), Wallace Stegner (1909), and David Brown (1916).