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Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Joan D. Hedrick


This book travels the multi-layered world of 19th-century morals and mores in this absorbing story of a gifted and complex writer whose place in the canon is still contended. Harriet Beecher Stowe, daughter of a preacher, married to a poor Biblical scholar, and mother of nine, had the early good fortune of an education at a school founded by her feminist older sister. To help support her family, Stowe began to write. In 1851, born of evangelical outrage against slavery, her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin made her famous. Today, the very name conveys white paternalism and black passivity, but this boo ... More

Keywords: 19th-century morals, writer, Harriet Beecher Stowe, slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin, black passivity, abolitionists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195096392
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan D. Hedrick, author
Trinity College

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