Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American abolitionist and novelist, 1926. Artist: Unknown
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American abolitionist and novelist, 1926. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energising anti-slavery forces in the North whilst embittering the South.. From An Outline of Christianity, The Story of Our Civilisation, volume 5: Christianity Today and Tomorrow, edited by RG Parsons and AS Peake, published by the Waverley Book Club (London, 1926).
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