Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?, Dana Meachen Rau
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Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Series: Who Was...?

Narrator: Susan Hanfield

Unabridged: 1 hr

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 04/05/2016

Genre: Children & Young Adults Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Women

Synopsis

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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