Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers

by Jean Fritz

Hardcover, 1994

Status

Available

Local notes

921 STO (c.2) (paperback)

Collection

Publication

Putnam Juvenile (1994), Edition: First Edition first Printing, 144 pages

Description

Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in a family in which her seven brothers were expected to be successful preachers and the four girls were never to speak in public. But slavery made Harriet so angry she couldn't keep quiet. Although she used a pen rather than her voice to convince people of the evils of slavery, she became more famous than any of her brothers. She firmly believed that words could make change, and by writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe hastened the Civil War and changed the course of America history. "Readable and engrossing." -- The Horn Bookn"Fritz writes with verve and wit....Many kids will be stimulated to go on from here to find out more." -- Booklist (boxed review)

Original language

English

Physical description

144 p.; 6.08 inches

ISBN

0399226664 / 9780399226663

Barcode

6274

User reviews

LibraryThing member rpanek
This book presents a brief biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," chronicling her early, family life, how slavery impacted her, and what influenced the book she wrote that helped hasten the Civil War. This book is illustrated with photographs and can be used when covering Black History Month, slavery, etc.… (more)
LibraryThing member BrynDahlquis
Mildly interesting, and it does make me understand the Civil War era much more than I used to, but seeing as I don't really like Harriet Beecher Stowe, I didn't really enjoy Harriet Beecher Stoe And The Beecher Preachers.

But well written and very informative, so it's not bad.
LibraryThing member mahallett
raised 6 kids, wrote, did public speaking, travelled a lot, had a successful marriage, survived the sexism of her time and father.

Pages

144

Rating

(12 ratings; 3.8)
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