Monday, June 13, 2011

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I now feel that the time is come when even a woman or child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak”. These were the sentiments that prompted Harriet Beecher Stowe to write the antislavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, which changed the way countless Americans viewed slavery and changed the history of America. She was born two hundred years ago on June 14, 1811. It is said that during the Civil War, when Harriet Beecher Stowe was introduced to President Lincoln, his words to her were, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war”. We have “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in our collection as well as other recommend titles about the Underground Railroad and her life and times.

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