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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Shawn Gilhuly

on 18 September 2012

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Shawn Gilhuly Harriet Beecher Stowe Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe? Born: June 14, 1811
Died: July 1, 1896
Influences to Society: Uncle Tom's Cabin, abolitionist movement, and involement in the Civil War.
Other Accomplishments: Founded the Hartford Art School (University of Hartford) Uncle Tom's Cabin "Life Among
the Lowly" Anti-Slavery Movement + Abolitionist Movement Civil War Works Cited
Beecher, Stowe Harriet. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Berlin: F.A. Herbig, 1902. Print.
"Harriet Beecher Stowe." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Sept. 2012. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe>.
Hochman, Barbara. Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 2011. Print.
Reynolds, David S. Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America. New York: W. W. Norton &, 2011. Print.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Henry Louis. Gates, Hollis Robbins, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2007. Print.
Thulesius, Olav. Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida, 1867 to 1884. Jefferson, NC: McFarland &, 2001. Print.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Sept. 2012. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom%27s_Cabin>.
"Welcome to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center." Welcome to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/>. Harriet Beecher Stowe- the person
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Anti-Slavery Movement
Abolitionist Movement
Civil War
Other Accomplishments Talking Points Conclusion: “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
— Harriet Beecher Stowe “So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.”
— Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe “Friendships are discovered rather than made.”
— Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave The novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of fellow human beings. "to help the newly freed slaves whom she thought to be vulnerable. She also wanted to get to know them better because she had a special affection for 'the African race'" (11, HBS in Florida...) Why did she write the novel? It is believed that the novel began the Civil War "So you're the little lady who started this great war, [the civil war]" -Abraham Lincoln Without this novel the Abolisionist movement was " unable to command a wise circulation for [its] ... books and journals" (16, UTC and TRR) -The novel " raided up hundreds of throusands of hearts to sympathize with the slave[s]" (16, UTC and TRR)
Life in Hartford
two speaking tours
east coast
western states
Promoting progressive ideals Other Accomplishments. - "[Uncle Tom's Cabin] drew children in and allowed them to imagin divese subjectivities" (130, UTC and TRR) -Narrowed the gap between slave and slavemaster -Put the slavemaster's mind in the mindset of the slave Reinvigorate the art museum at the Wadsworth Atheneum Establish the Hartford Art School (The University of Hartford) Wrote After Uncle Tom's Cabbin
The American Woman's Home (1869)
Lady Byron Vindicated (1871)
Poganuc People (1878) The war created complex new social tensions
the North
and South Wrote one of the highest selling and read novels of the time period the first being The Bible
Influenced The Anti-Slavery Movement
Assisted the Abolitionist Movement
Possibly started the Civil War
Attempted to chance the mindset of America
Helped Connecticut with schooling
Wrote three additional influential novels “The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.”
—Harriet Beecher Stowe
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