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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers
by Jean Fritz
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Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in a family in which her seven brothers were expected to be successful preachers and the four girls were never to speak in public. But slavery made Harriet so angry she couldn't keep quiet. Although she used a pen rather than her voice to convince people of the evils of slavery, she became more famous than any of her brothers. She firmly believed that words could make change, and by writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe hastened the Civil War and changed the course of America history. "Readable and engrossing." -- The Horn Bookn"Fritz writes with verve and wit....Many kids will be stimulated to go on from here to find out more." -- Booklist (boxed review)
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Presents a brief biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," chronicling her early, family life, how slavery impacted her, and what influenced the book she wrote that helped hasten the Civil War.
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