"William Gilmore Simms" was a poet, novelist and historian from the Southern United States/American South. His writings achieved great prominence during the 19th century, with Edgar Allan Poe pronouncing him the best novelist America had ever produced. He is still known among literary scholars as a major force in Southern literature#Early and antebellum literature/antebellum Southern literature. He is also remembered for his strong support of Slavery in the United States/slavery and for his opposition to Uncle Tom's Cabin, in response to which he wrote reviews and a pro-slavery novel.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More William Gilmore Simms on Wikipedia.