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Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe

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ISBN 10: 1410208699 / ISBN 13: 9781410208699
Published by University Press of the Pacific, 2003
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Title: Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: University Press of the Pacific

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

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CONTENTS Ancestry and Early Childhood Life at Litchfield Boston and the Hartford School Life in Cincinnati and Marriage Brunswick Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin and First Visit to England Portraiture: Correspondence: Second Visit to Europe Bereavement: Third and Last Visit to Europe War Private Life in War-Time Life in Florida Public Readings: Trial of Henry Ward Beecher Nearing the End

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, she was raised in a deeply religious family and educated in a seminary school run by her elder sister. In her adult life, Stowe married biblical scholar and abolitionist Calvin Ellis Stowe, who would later go on to work as Harriet s literary agent, and the two participated in the Underground Railroad by providing temporary refuge for escaped slaves travelling to the American North. Shortly before the outbreak of the American Civil War, Stowe published her most famous work, Uncle Tom s Cabin, a stark and sympathetic depiction of the desperate lives of African American slaves. The book went on to see unprecedented sales, and informed American and European attitudes towards abolition. In the years leading up to her death, suffering from dementia or Alzheimer s disease, Stowe is said to have begun re-writing Uncle Tom s Cabin, almost word-for-word, believing that she was writing the original manuscript once again. Stowe died in July 1, 1896 at the age of eighty-five.

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