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Caroline Lee Hentz (1800–1856)

Author of The Planter's Northern Bride

Includes the names: Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz

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Caroline Lee Whiting married the French entomologist and educator Nicholas Marcellus Hentz in 1824 and moved to the South with him. They had 3 children and founded a girls' school together. Caroline became a popular writer whose works defended the institution of slavery. She tried to counter Harriet Beecher Stowe's depiction of the evils of slavery, claiming she knew more about it from her long residence in the South.
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