Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (c.1) (HC)

by Jean Fritz

Hardcover, 1994



Local notes

921 STO (c.1) (Hardcover)




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


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.



Original language


Physical description

144 p.; 6.08 inches

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
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covering Black History Month, slavery, etc.
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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.




½ (15 ratings; 3.9)
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