Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

by Dana Meachen Rau

Other authorsNancy Harrison (Illustrator), Gregory Copeland (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2015

Status

Available

Local notes

921 STO

Collection

Publication

Grosset & Dunlap (2015), Edition: Dgs, 105 pages. $5.99 (Sept 2017).

Description

Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The book's emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nation's attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Tom's Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowe's reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

105 p.; 5.25 inches

ISBN

0448483017 / 9780448483016

Barcode

5447

User reviews

LibraryThing member NickiSlater
Did Harriet Beecher Stowe start the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln may have greeted her with a statement to that effect! In 1851, Harriet was horrified by slavery and set out to write a few episodes of a story detailing the cruelty of slavery. It ended up being 40 chapters and turned into the controversial novel UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. The book was not well received by the public because it shed such a spotlight on the horrors against humankind that slavery is. It was dangerous to even own the book in the South. This is an interesting illustrated biography from the extensive WHO IS...?/WHO WAS...? biography series with almost 100 names available.… (more)

Lexile

890L

Pages

105

Rating

(3 ratings; 3.8)
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