Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida, 1867 to 1884

Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida, 1867 to 1884

by Olav Thulesius
     
 

Harriet Beecher Stowe was certainly a pioneer of her time, as an abolitionist and as a woman, when she wrote the famous antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. In 1867, Stowe relocated to Mandarin, Florida, to escape the pressures of her antislavery writing and to deal with personal issues. In Florida, she immersed herself in programs to educate former slaves and

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was certainly a pioneer of her time, as an abolitionist and as a woman, when she wrote the famous antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. In 1867, Stowe relocated to Mandarin, Florida, to escape the pressures of her antislavery writing and to deal with personal issues. In Florida, she immersed herself in programs to educate former slaves and black children, and supervised the organization of an Episcopalian church. The author centers his work on Stowe's time in Florida from 1867 to 1884 and what emerges is a view of a lesser-known side of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Such questions as why she moved to Florida, how she was received in the South after the Civil War, and what attracted her to Florida are discussed, as well as her role as an early activist for environmental protection.

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Author Olav Thulesius recounts the years spent in Florida by novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of . It is an informal, personably written narrative, focusing on the cultural influences behind some of the choices she made in life, and describing her religious, educational, and political views and activities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409327
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/2001
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Olav Thulesius was professor at Indiana University, University of Trondheim, and Kuwait University. The author of The Man Who Made the Monitor (2007), he divides his time between the United States and Sweden.

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