Stowe in Her Own Time

Stowe in Her Own Time : A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates

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This volume brings together for the first time a range of primary materials about Harriet Beecher StoweOCOs private and public life written by family members, friends, and fellow writers who knew or were influenced by her before and after Uncle TomOCOs Cabin catapulted her to fame. Included are periodical articles by Fanny Fern and Charles Dudley Warner; biographical essays by Sarah Josepha Hale and Rose Terry Cooke; letters by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Harriet Jacobs; recollections by Frederick Douglass, Annie Adams Fields, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Charles Beecher; and poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar and John Greenleaf Whittier. An introduction at the beginning of each essay connects it to its historical and cultural context, explanatory notes provide information about people and places, and the book includes a detailed introduction and a chronology of StoweOCOs life."show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 331 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587298325
  • 9781587298325

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"Belasco gives us a wide range of first-person perspectives, from protective family members, to fellow abolitionists such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, to African American colleagues and critics such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. The result is a complex and very human portrait. An excellent book for both the specialist and the general reader."--Elizabeth Ammons, Harriet H. Fay Professor of Literature, Tufts University, and editor, "Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin": A Casebook"show more