SIGNED Harriet Beecher Stowe - Framed Photograph & Signature - Uncle Tom's Cabin For Sale
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SIGNED Harriet Beecher Stowe - Framed Photograph & Signature - Uncle Tom's Cabin:
The frame is 9&3/4 inches by 11&3/4 inches. Signed for the members of the classes or Plymouth Sunday School. This has been in my family for four generations.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances on social issues of the day.
Encouraged by herbrother, temperance and anti-slavery Pastor Henry Ward Beecher,and her husband Calvin Elias Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)wroteUncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly.She wrote a number of other novels during her career, but she's known primarily for this book, her first.Uncle Tom's Cabinwas drawn from her personal experience.Kentucky, the state across the Ohio River from her home in Cincinnati, was a slave state, andher research included interviews with fugitive slaves and slave owners. First published as a serial in an anti-slavery newspaper, the "National Era", in 1851-1852,Uncle Tom's Cabinreached millions, first as a novel and then as a play.It was first performed on stage in Troy, New York on September 27, 1852, where it ran for 100 nights.Uncle Tom's Cabinangered Southerners and was important in solidifying sentiment in the North against slavery.Stowe's heart-wrenching portrayals of slaves made the issue of slavery a moral one and had much to do with starting the Civil War.