Woman in Sacred History / A Series of Sketches Drawn from Scriptural, Historical, and Legendary Sources

Woman in Sacred History / A Series of Sketches Drawn from Scriptural, Historical, and Legendary Sources

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Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel 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, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North. It angered and embittered the South. The impact is summed up in a commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham Lin...more