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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Brief Lecture Notes on Uncle Tom's Cabin

Biographical sketch by Stowe scholar Susan Belasco.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society.
Mothers in Uncle Tom's America (1997). This site at the University of Virginia's Crossroads project contains images from the original publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, definitions, background information about the cult of domesticity, and other materials. 
Extended primary and secondary bibliography on Stowe by Martha Henning at the Celebration of Women Writers site.
Jane Tompkins's guide to teaching Stowe from the Heath Anthology site.
Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin page at the University of Wisconsin (1997).
A Matthew Brady photograph of Stowe and her two brothers, Henry Ward Beecher and Lyman Beecher, taken circa 1861.

Photo courtesy of the Celebration of Women Writers Page

Works Available Online 

Books                         Stories and Poems (HTML)                   Articles (Page images at MOA)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (Boston: Jewett, 1854) The Christian Slave: A Drama Founded Upon a Portion of Uncle Tom's Cabin (Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1855)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly: A Domestic Drama in Six Acts (New York: Samuel French, 1858), by George L. Aiken (frames; HTML at Virginia)
  •  House and Home Papers (1869) (page images at MOA)
  • Woman in Sacred History: A Series of Sketches Drawn from Scriptural, Historical and Legendary Sources (1873)(page images at MOA)
  • "Tell It All": The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism (1875) (publisher's dummy; includes an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe), by Mrs. T. B. H. Stenhouse (page images at MOA)
  • Poganuc People: Their Loves and Lives (1878) (illustrated HTML at Virginia's E-Text Center)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (New Version): A Melodrama in Five Acts (New York: Harold Roorbach, 1889), by Charles Townsend, also contrib. by George L. Aiken (HTML at Virginia)
  • Queer Little Folks (T. Nelson and Sons, 1897) (Gutenberg text)

  • Stories, Poems, and Essays

    "The Two Altars" (story; 1851)
    "Consolation" (poem; 1862)
    "The Crocus" (poem; no date)
    "Knocking"(poem; no date)
    "Lines" (poem; 1860)
    "Mary at the Cross" (poem; no date)
    "The Other World" (poem; no date)
    "The Old Psalm Tune" (poem; no date)
    "A Reply" (essay; 1862)

    Articles and Stories (Page Images at MOA)

    "A Reply to the Address of the Women of England" (Atlantic, 1863)
    "Sojourner Truth, The Libyan Sibyl" (Atlantic, 1863)
    "The Parson's Horse-Race" (Atlantic, 1878)
    "The Education of Freedmen" (North American Review, 1879)
     "The Education of Freedmen. Part II"
    "The Modern Martyrdom of St. Perpetua" (Atlantic, 1879)
     "Our Florida Plantation" (Atlantic, 1879)
    "A Student's Sea Story" (Atlantic, 1879)

    Comments to D. Campbell.